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This week in pictures: September 22–28, 2012

In the past seven days, amateur astronomers discovered a comet that could become the brightest in a lifetime next fall, Hubble captured the farthest-ever view of the universe, Curiosity found evidence that a stream once ran vigorously on Mars, and more.

NASA/ESA/G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz/R. Bouwens, Leiden Univ./HUDF09 Team

Hubble goes to the extreme to assemble farthest-ever view of the universe

The new full-color image reaches much fainter galaxies and includes deep exposures in red light from Hubble’s new infrared camera, enabling new studies of the earliest galaxies in the universe. Learn more »
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