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The WHT Deep Field

The Deepest Ground-Based Count of Galaxies Image

True-colour image of faint blue galaxies at the edge of the observable Universe, formed from a 26-hour B-band and R-band exposure at INT and a 13-h exposure in B-band at WHT. Detailed analysis of the colours shows that the bulk of the faint blue galaxies lie at redshifts of about 2 and are probably in their first phase of star formation (courtesy of Tom Shanks).

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Last modified: 13 December 2010