Why space photography is so awesome [documentary]

Those space images are truly awesome. I always asked myself how do they create such imagery and if those were real images. It turn out that yes, those are the true images if you were located right next to those cosmic objects.

Now, why don’t we see them with the naked eye in such beautiful colors? Because some of the light that travels to us from thousands of millions light years away has shifted into the infrared spectrum, making it invisible to our eyes. Like a Romanian saying says “the eyes that you don’t see are forgotten” the same happens here: very long distances lead to the image of the cosmic object reaching us being sorta distorted and stripped from important details.

This is why space photography combines sometimes IR imagery with optic images and then they obtain such great space images. Fr more great space images check out SpacePorn on Reddit. Have fun!

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