The 2015 image titled “Pillars of Creation” by NASA is a update on the original 1995 photo. There are multiple links between past knowledge and present knowledge in this RLE.
The key phrase in the Prescribed Title is “wholly dependent” and with this RLE it could be argued either way. On one hand, the technology used to take the image is based on previous research and development. However, the Wide Field Camera 3 that was used to take the newer 2015 includes many groundbreaking developments that don’t have a direct link to past knowledge. There is a significant amount of information here on the development of the camera: http://www.stsci.edu/hst/wfc3