Astronomy Department Research Project

The 3D-HST Survey

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Project Description

3D-HST is a near-infrared spectroscopic survey with the Hubble Space Telescope designed to study the physical processes that shape galaxies in the distant Universe. This Treasury program has been allocated 248 orbits of HST time during Cycles 18 and 19.  3D-HST is surveying ~600 square arcminutes of well-studied extragalactic survey fields (AEGIS, COSMOS, GOODS-S, UKIDSS-UDS) with two orbits of primary WFC3/G141 grism coverage and two to four orbits with ACS/G800L coverage. 3D-HST provides the critical third dimension - redshift - for some ~10,000 galaxies at z>1.

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