In a recently released image from the Hubble Space Telescope, thousands of far-off, primordial galaxies of all sizes and shapes sparkle in infrared light.
The oldest galaxies, which are just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, are around 13 billion years old.
Scientists can learn what chemicals are present inside such galaxies by studying them under ultraviolet light. This knowledge is essential to comprehending how galaxies begin and develop.
The drawback of this approach is that the original UV light is absorbed before it can reach humans.
However, researchers may examine a huge number of galaxies that are 11 billion years old or younger.
And using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers were able to make this image of a very old, very distant crop of galaxies.
A recent survey named UVCANDELS includes the image. Hubble observed around 140,000 galaxies throughout the course of about 10 days of observation.
Numerous kinds of galaxies, seen from a variety of angles, are some of them that can be seen in the recently released image.