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Oil, 6 x 8 inches

Since it's launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of our most spectacular images of the universe. Hubble's observations narrowed our knowledge of the age of the universe to a decimal point of accuracy (13.7 billion years instead of 10-20 billion). In 1995, the spirit of discovery led the Hubble team to point the telescope at the darkest patch of sky they could find to see if there was anything there. In a patch of sky the size of a pinhead at arms length, the Hubble Deep Field observation revealed 3,000 galaxies stretched out to distances of up to 13 billion lightyears. It was our first nearly complete view of the entire history of the universe in one image. Check out this video about it.

The HST is nearing the end of it's life. While there are many space telescopes that preform many functions, Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch just next year!
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robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
 fitting tribute for one of our most marvelous machines.
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graydama Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This makes me want to go to space! :love: :clap:
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Jack-Abbott Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Story Musgrave would love this!
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meodualeo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Oh God, your art needs more exposure. 
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themexicanduck Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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ekoi1995 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really awesome! :)

I guess the shuttle broke?

Anyways really surreal and interesting subject :) the technique is also adroit :thumbsup:
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Valkimber Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh!  Traditional skills along with an excellent subject portrayed with imagination and skill.  Now on my favorites!
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masterofshadows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
makin' science more interestin'! :D
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JOHNNYFB Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spectacular!!!!!!!!!! 
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The-Tinidril Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Your subject, concept, and execution are awe inspiring! Well done! :heart: There's only one thing wrong.... prints are not enabled! ;)
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Mavraster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
Wonderful work!

I remember watching the launch, deployment, oops, repair, and final first corrected images from the HST.  It is indeed worthy of the Smithsonian Museum, do you it, its designers and builders much honor.

Can't wait to see what JWST will bring us!
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DigitalRipple Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Is this actual oils! O___O

It's... GORGEOUS! 
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