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10 of the most memorable space photos

By: Inc. on Dec. 28, 2012, 3:18 p.m.
Called the Hubble Deep Field, it collected light over many hours to reveal the deepest view of the universe yet, which included thousands of distant galaxies.

Photo: R. Williams (STScI), the Hubble Deep Field Team and NASA

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It's full of stars

Senior project scientist for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and writer Dava Sobel selected the Hubble Space Telescope's famous "Hubble Deep Field" photo, which offered the deepest view yet of the universe when it was taken in 1995, by combining light gathered over many hours to reveal thousands of distant galaxies. "Both [photos] set the mind ajar, spring surprises on the senses," Sobel said.