1500 Distinct Gallaxies In a Tiny Sliver of the Universe

In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper.

The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up?

But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe.

Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.