There are a lot of things to be gained from copying famous works of art, especially for the artist. However, there are times when recreating a work is done simply to astound the audience. Such is the case with Alex H. Parker, a researcher with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He was able to assemble hundreds of images from the Hubble Space Telescope in order to make a pretty decent approximation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
(Click on the image below to be taken to the original where you can zoom in to see the original Hubble Telescope images.)