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Gemini North Probes Deep Sky with GMOS

From the Milky Way Suburbs to the Edge of the Universe

GMOS Deep Field

As part of a set of images released for scientific use, this impressive composite color image, obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph used in the imaging mode, gives a unique view of the deep extragalactic universe.

The field is centered on a very distant quasar (green stellar object indicated) which is at a distance of about 10 billions light years. Only a few stars belonging to our Milky Way are visible on this image as faint sharp red dots. All of the other objects, from the large fuzzy blue/white patches to the elongated yellowish cigar shaped objects, to the featureless faint red blotches are galaxies, thousands of them, each consisting of billions of stars.

For more information, see: http://www.gemini.edu/science/gemdf.html


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