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ESO’s VISTA Stares Deep into the Cosmos and Reveals More Than 200,000 Galaxies

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU

ESO’s VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light. This new picture of an unremarkable patch of sky comes from the UltraVISTA survey and reveals more than 200 000 galaxies. It forms just
one part of a huge collection of fully processed images from all the VISTA surveys that is now being made available by ESO to astronomers worldwide. UltraVISTA is a treasure trove that is being used to study distant galaxies in the early Universe as well as for many other science projects.

Read more: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1213/

 

 

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