Monday, October 1, 2007

The Multicolor Sky

The AEGIS collaboration

Multicolor views of the distant Universe, from X-rays to the infrared.

The AEGIS project is studying a small area of the sky using every possible color (or energy) of light. This file presents both multicolor images and an interactive redshift catalog from AEGIS. Each image---X-ray, ultraviolet, optical (Hubble), or infrared---gives us different information about the evolution of galaxies and massive black holes over the past 10 billion years. The redshift (or z) provides a measure of distance - the farther we look in space, the farther we also look back in time. In addition, the redshift catalog provides links to the spectra of individual galaxies.

Open in Google Earth 4.2