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You might notice some resemblance between these two pictures. On the left is a portion of the Hubble Space Telescope image of N44C. On the right is the graphic that Adobe Systems uses as the logo for their illustration software, Adobe Illustrator. The Illustrator logo is based on the famous 15th century painting Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, highly stylized and modified to represent the capabilities of the software. In particular, the flowing, wispy lines of the nebulosity in N44C resemble the forms of Venus's wind-blown hair in Botticelli's iconic painting. Although purely coincidental, it provides a remarkable example of the convergence of art, science, and technology that the Hubble Heritage project aims to exemplify.

Adobe Illustrator splash screen graphic used by permission of Adobe Systems, Inc.