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ALMA/HUDF Animation

22 September, 2016 / Read time: 1 minute

Animation revealing ALMA's exploration of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The new ALMA observations, which are significantly deeper and sharper than previous surveys at millimeter wavelengths, reveal a population of galaxies that is not clearly evident in any other deep surveys of the sky and trace the previously unknown abundance of star-forming gas at different points in time. The ALMA data, in orange, is show on the background image of the Hubble UDF.

Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); NASA/ESA Hubble. Music: Mark Mercury