"1986 02" by Ashley Anderson (click for a less blurrier version). A day late but still a poignant image.
Anderson explains the artwork’s creation:
"I heard on the radio this morning today was the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster.
I figured I would throw this up today, not only for the commemoration, but also as a tribute to my fellow artist and friend Jason Kofke, who was very much influenced by this disaster, which he witnessed on television as a young boy.
The base image for this piece was found on Google, crushed down to the approximate dimensions of a cut scene from a video game, and then recolored pixel by pixel. The resulting image was then accidentally pasted into a color-indexed PNG file, which resulted in the odd dithering you see.”