The Hubble Ultra Deep Field might be one of the most famous images in astronomy.

The deepest ever high-resolution observations by the venerable Hubble Space Telescope were published in 2004, and in a seemingly empty patch of sky, Hubble revealed nearly 10,000 galaxies, with some of them more than 13 billion light-years from Earth.

Now, astronomers with the Very Large Telescope in Chile have taken a new look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) region, staring even deeper than Hubble to reveal 72 new galaxies, as well as measuring the distances and properties of 1,600 very faint galaxies.

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