Apparently Hubble’s camera isn’t a point and shoot. Each image is composed of several photos which are compiled and modified with image editing software. This video shows how it’s done. I don’t know about you but knowing how heavily Photoshopped each image is kind of loses a bit of the magic for me.
What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour — fast enough to travel from Earth to the moon in 24 minutes! Once again NASA manages to capture the attention of Star Wars lovers everywhere. [via NASA]
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