The CANDELS Survey: The largest project in the history of Hubble

The CANDELS Survey has been 902 assigned orbits of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope. That's a total of four months if done all at once; in practice though, the survey will be conducted over three years. So, what are they doing while the

Published on 7th Feb, 2013

The CANDELS Survey has been 902 assigned orbits of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope. That's a total of four months if done all at once; in practice though, the survey will be conducted over three years.

So, what are they doing while they hog up all the time on the most important scientific instrument ever launched?

They are using that time to look at the most distant regions of the universe, to a time when the universe was less that 1 billion years old, at time known as 'Cosmic Dawn'.

CANDELS Website:
http://candels.ucolick.org/

CANDELS Collaboration Blog:
http://candels-collaboration.blogspot.com/

Ned Wright's Cosmology Calculator:
http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/CosmoCalc.html