Stellar! The ‘most colorful deep-space’ universe pic

(CNN/NASA) — NASA has released what it calls one of the most colorful deep-space images of the universe ever captured by the Hubble Telescope.

NASA officials said this composite image includes about 10,000 galaxies going back to within a few hundred million years of the Big Bang. It was created during nearly 850 orbits of the Earth by the telescope from 2003 to 2012.

What makes this one different is the addition of ultraviolet light. The Hubble Space Telescope, which is now 24 years old, is a joint project between NASA and the European Space Agency. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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