Meet the Frontier Fields

Meet the Frontier Fields! Six of the Frontier Fields are centered on regions with known clusters of galaxies. The gravity of these massive galaxy clusters creates natural “lenses” in space that distort and magnify the light of even more distant galaxies beyond them. These galaxy clusters have been observed before, but Hubble will take new views of unprecedented depth. In addition, Hubble will get six more deep fields for free. Each of the six additional fields are located near one of the galaxy cluster fields. These neighboring fields, known as parallel fields, will further extend our view into the deep universe. Hubble will stare at each cluster and neighboring parallel field for a total of about 103 hours, capturing both visible and infrared light. More information on the Frontier Fields can be found by clicking the links below, labeled by the names of the galaxy clusters.

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