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Life-Size Plywood Hubble Telescope Won’T Ever Go Into Orbit

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These amazing sculptures were created by the Australian artist Peter Hennessey.  And no, they can’t fly. They’d probably burn up on lift-off if you even tried to launch one into space.

peter hennessey hubble plywood space ship

My Hubble will premiere at the Biennale of Sydney 2010. It’s a life-size recreation of the Hubble telescope constructed from lasercut plywood and steel.

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Hennessey used 7 different images of Hubble to create this, rather than use a 3D model.

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It took about 3 months to build. Hennessey has always been fascinated by scientific phenomena, which inspires him to create his intricate space-ship sculptures. Be sure to check out Peter’s website to see his other creations.

[via Designboom]





Comments (2):

  1. Lindsay says:

    “it would probably burn up on lift-off”?

    Umm…

  2. Ken says:

    I admire his dedication in building the telescope. True devotion. Thanks for the posts.

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