ann1714 — Announcement
Hubblecast 104: Illustrating Hubble’s discoveries
19 December 2017
Many things in astronomy are very difficult to directly observe, like black holes, dark matter and planets orbiting distant stars. Astronomical timescales also present a problem as we cannot watch in real time as planets form or stars ignite — these processes often take millions of years. As such, a lot of what we know has been inferred from indirect observations, theory and computer models.
It takes imagination and creativity, as well as a deep understanding of physics and astronomy, for artists like Luis Calçada to create the beautiful images that add to our ever-expanding knowledge of the Universe. We speak to Luis to find out about his work as a visual artist with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, what inspires him and how he got here.
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