Space

Hubble Telescope Takes Photos of the Universe's Oldest Galaxies

From the first billion years

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Photographs showing objects from the first billion years after the big bang have been taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

It has glimpsed further away into the universe than any observatory before it to produce six new "deep field" images.

The photos used a 50-hour exposure to gather enough light, revealing galaxies that may be more than 12 billion light years away.

Project leader Jennifer Lotz said: "It is the deepest view of the universe ever taken.