HubbleSite: News - Hubble Provides First Census of Galaxies Near Cosmic Dawn
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The greater the observed z value for a galaxy, the more distant it is in time and space, as observed from our position in the Milky Way. Before Hubble was launched, astronomers could only see galaxies out to a z of approximately 1, corresponding to an era halfway through the history of the Universe. The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to extend this back to a z of approximately 15, million years after the Big Bang, and possibly beyond. The very first stars may have formed between redshifts 30 and The additional observations through the nm filter, in which the galaxy is visible, gave additional confidence that the galaxy is indeed real.
There remains a small possibility that the object could be an extreme emission-line galaxy at much more modest distances between redshift 2 and 3but if this is the case then the object would have to be a previously undiscovered type of extreme emission-line galaxy. This will not be possible until the the James Webb Space Telescope comes online in However, the balance of the available evidence favours the interpretation that this is the most distant object seen to date.
The only way to make unambiguous measurements of redshift and hence distance is using spectroscopy, in which the light of a galaxy is dispersed into a rainbow, much like a prism does with white light.
Hubble census finds galaxies at redshifts 9 to 12 | ESA/Hubble
This gives a full profile of the colours of a galaxy, allowing astronomers to identify key features in the spectrum produced by known chemical elements at specific wavelengths. The way these features are shifted can be used to make very precise measurements of redshift.Friends - Ross & Russ and Rachel
In particular, the position of these features let scientists distinguish whether a galaxy has indeed been reddened by the expansion of the cosmos and so is very distant or whether it is simply intrinsically red in which case it could be much closerbecause the method does not rely on the overall redness of the object, but on specific identifiable spectral features.
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There would have been no servicing missions at all if new scientific instruments were not integral to them. Astronauts last serviced Hubble in The Hubble servicing budget just for the astrophysics portfolio portion of the missions i.
Robertson, such a robotic or crewed mission, meaningfully thought through with due consideration of all the complexities inherent to Hubble, is more likely billion-dollar class than Explorer class.
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The astrophysics community has already made its choice: Aside from SpaceX showing no inclinations toward any such activity or investment, this notion has two characteristics we share with our approach to conducting frontier space science missions at the BoldlyGo Institute: We believe, based on a simple analysis, that investing the equivalent capital in a new observatory optimized for the ultraviolet-visible wavelengths would be far more scientifically productive than maintaining Hubble with toyear-old instruments that are well beyond their design lifetimes.
So even if operations were maintained at STScI, what would the cost be?
Astronomers study the distant universe in near-infrared light because the expansion of space stretches ultraviolet and visible light from galaxies into infrared wavelengths, a phenomenon called "redshift. A major goal of the new program was to determine how rapidly the number of galaxies increases over time in the early universe. This measure is the key evidence for how quickly galaxies build up their constituent stars.
The added depth is essential to reliably probe the early period of cosmic history. Second, we have used Hubble's available color filters very effectively to more precisely measure galaxy distances. For galaxies whose light has been shifted to infrared wavelengths, Dunlop said, the intervening hydrogen will have absorbed all of the light that was originally emitted as visible light and most of the light initially released at near-infrared wavelengths.
Overview of the Hyades star cluster (ground-based image)
Therefore, these galaxies will not be detected in most of Hubble's filters. They will only be seen in Hubble's longer-wavelength infrared filters, which hold the key to discovering the earliest galaxies. The results from the UDF campaign mean there may be many undiscovered galaxies even deeper in space waiting to be uncovered by the Webb telescope.