(Mike Gallis) An animation was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. A short script leads viewers through a quick history of both deep field images and this video. It ends with a fly-through of the Ultra Deep Field, where every galaxy in the image is in its proper distance as viewed from the telescope's line of sight. Hubble cosmological redshift animation courtesy of hubblesite.org.
This spectacular and epic voyage across the cosmos takes us from the Earth past the Moon, neighboring planets, out of our solar system, to the nearest stars, nebulae, galaxies, and beyond -- right to the edge of the universe itself.
With the unbroken shot we are able to explore what we would find if we were able to travel the entire length of the universe. Venturing past Neil Armstrong's footsteps still sealed on the Moon, the special soars over brightly illuminated Venus onto Mercury, a small planet said to be made almost entirely of iron, which may perhaps be the remnants of a much larger planet.