Taking the USGS concept further and smaller, the ongoing Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) series is inspired by NASA's Hubble Ultra Deep Field capture--the deepest image of the universe ever taken. It has been used to search for galaxies that existed between 400 and 800 million years after the Big Bang. To me, it is close to a religious icon, not unlike the Geological Time Spiral graphic produced by the United States Geological Survey.
From NASA's website:
In vibrant contrast to the rich harvest of classic spiral and elliptical galaxies, there is a zoo of oddball galaxies littering the field. Some look like toothpicks; others like links on a bracelet. A few appear to be interacting. These oddball galaxies chronicle a period when the universe was younger and more chaotic. Order and structure were just beginning to emerge.
In the same spirit of universal trial-and-error and limitless possibility (see also the Cambrian explosion), street detritus such as paint can lids, gaskets, and fence post caps are corroded onto 100% cotton paper, leaving behind a unique textural and visual trace of process and emergence.
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