THE MAP OF THE SKY
In this work I used the photograph Hubble Ultra-Deep Field, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. It is one of the famous series of four farthest-reaching astronomical images produced in daylight using this device: the distance from Earth of the depicted objects is roughly 13 billion light years. The photographs were a breakthrough in space research, confirming the Hubble’s law (the universe expands at an increasing rate) and the cosmological principle (the universe is homogenous when viewed on a very large scale), among other observations. Despite their scientific nature, the images soon spread beyond the elite, highly specialised circles and reached lots of viewers. As beautiful, imagination-firing pictures, before long they became iconic.