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Alex Parker, La Nuit Étoilée, The Starry Night

ASTRONOMER CREATES HUBBLE IMAGE MASHUP OF STARRY NIGHT AND COMPOSES COSMIC CONCIERTOS

"Astrophysicist Alex Parker recently enjoyed a bit of viral status for his version of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night, which is comprised of photos taken with the Hubble telescope. But that’s not his only, or even his most interesting, space art. He also uses data collected from stars to construct pieces of music.

For his day job Parker is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and is part of a team helping NASA with its New Horizons spacecraft that is scheduled to fly by Pluto in 2015. Back in April, he decided to create the photo mosaic of van Gogh’s famous painting using 100 Hubble photos for the telescope’s 22nd launch anniversary.

“One of my friends said there is probably some law that says every young astronomer has a print of Starry Night. I have multiple copies,” says Parker.

He downloaded the photos from the European Space Agency’s website, uploaded them into the AndreaMosaic software and two hours later had a stunning picture that combines several disparate but iconic images. The internet loved it." — Jakob Schiller

Wired: — http://bit.ly/RFPQ3L

Hallucinant.
L'astronome Alex Parker a fait une reproduction de l'oeuvre "La nuit étoilée" de Van Gogh en utilisant uniquement des photographies du télescope Hubble. Si vous agrandissez la photo vous pourrez mieux apprécier les centaines de photographies qui composent l'oeuvre.

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