Field of View Image
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer specializes in surveying galaxies in ultraviolet light. Its telescope, 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) in diameter, has a field of view that is much wider than most ground-based and space-based telescopes. This field of view, nearly three times the diameter of the Moon, allowed the Galaxy Evolution Explorer to discover seemingly newborn galaxies in our local universe. The telescope surveyed thousands of galaxies before finding three-dozen of these newborns.
December 21, 2004
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