The Sun is Yellow and Other Lies

Anthony found an article explaining how astronomers gussy up space photography to convey the scope and beauty of the cosmos, and now he has to break it to Jeff that every image he’s ever seen of the galaxy isn’t really as rich and vibrant as depicted. Is it important for science to be strictly accurate, or does artistic license play into scientific method?

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Article: [http://www.themarysue.com/how-space-images-are-made/](http://www.themarysue.com/how-space-images-are-made/)

Anthony found an article explaining how astronomers gussy up space photography to convey the scope and beauty of the cosmos, and now he has to break it to Jeff that every image he’s ever seen of the galaxy isn’t really as rich and vibrant as depicted.  Is it important for science to be strictly accurate, or does artistic license play into scientific method?

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Anthony on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/acarboni

Article:  http://www.themarysue.com/how-space-images-are-made/

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