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Can You Tell The Difference Between Photos From Space And Movie Screenshots?

Movie space looks a lot like actual space. See if you can tell the difference.

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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's actual space!

    This photo of astronaut Bruce McCandless was taken in 1984 as McCandless tested the Manned Maneuvering Unit at a distance of 320 feet from the spacecraft.

    It's actual space!
    Via NASA
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's from a movie!

    This shot of Saturn is from Interstellar. Actual NASA shots of Saturn from Cassini aren't that much different, though.

    It's from a movie!
    Via Paramount
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's from a movie!

    This is a shot from Gravity, though the team working on the movie put a lot of effort into making everything look very authentic.

    It's from a movie!
    Via Warner Bros.
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's actual space!

    This beautiful photo was taken by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly from aboard the International Space Station in October 2015.

    It's actual space!
    Via NASA
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's actual space!

    This image is a composite of six different images taken by the Hubble telescope of the Veil Nebula, which is the result of a supernova that happened roughly 8,000 years ago.

    It's actual space!
    Via NASA
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's actual space!

    This photo is of the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station. The Soyuz also made an important appearance in the movie Gravity.

    It's actual space!
    Via NASA
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's from a movie!

    This shot from Interstellar shows a rather tense docking procedure in progress.

    It's from a movie!
    Via Paramount
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's actual space!

    This composite photo of the sun, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory, combines shots of the sun from two specific sets of ultraviolet wavelengths of light.

    It's actual space!
    Via NASA
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's from a movie!

    This shot comes from the movie Sunshine, in which a crew travels to the sun in an attempt to save Earth. Most actual NASA photos of the sun are of specific wavelengths of light for observational purposes, giving them a darker appearance.

    It's from a movie!
    Via Fox Searchlight
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    That's from a movie
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    That's actual space
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    It's from a movie!

    That's the Death Star. It is not actually in space...as far as we know.

    It's from a movie!
    Via Lucasfilm
 
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