Starry Night Recreated with Hubble Space Telescope Photos

Last month, we came across Zachary Copfer, a microbiologist with a passion for photography, and it seems we have encountered yet another science and art enthusiast, though it's a different branch of science. Alex Harrison Parker, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics with a PhD in astronomy, has produced an incredible recreation of Van Gogh's Starry Night with images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The digital photomontage boasts thousands of shots of planets, galaxies, nebulas, clusters of celestial bodies, and bursting stars. Parker downloaded the Top 100 images taken by Hubble and decided to create a mosaic with said images right around the 22nd anniversary of the space telescope. It seems incredibly fitting for the classic painting that is kind of like an artistic and archaic document of the night sky to be reconfigured with these visually astounding photographs of space.

Check out a close up of some of photos Parker used in his assembled image, below.

Alex Harrison Parker website
via [Neatorama, Daily Mail]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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