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I found a video that shows how Hubble images – with all their beautiful colors – are created.

While the video is kind of cool, I’m not sure how I really feel about it. When people see images of a galaxy or nebula, I think they believe the image is what they’d actually see in space. How disappointing is it to know that the galaxies or nebulae are not really that colorful?

“Images must be woven together from the incoming data from the cameras, cleaned up and given colors that bring out features that eyes would otherwise miss.”


See more behind-the-scenes Hubble information here.