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Quicky before bed ill shed a tiny bit of light on false coloration not being "false," due to your worry on it being fake. astronomy footage/pictures that you see are most of the time actual data from the electromagnetic spectrum, but since we can learn by analyzing any of the bands we can observe, we study them regardless of it falling into OUR "visible" band of freq. To show ourselves visually the data, we can very simply anchor one part of the band to 0 and another to 100. If you look to the right on this vid, the bottom of that scale is signifying basically low energy, and the upper end is very high energy /activity. It's more appealing than black and white too with the fiery gradation, isn't it? Remember though sunlight is white to us, but still color photos of the sun are not BS Hollywood, it's real data if you're looking at academic stuff. to get a simple color picture from data, like the ones you get from Hubble, you split the total data you want to display into 3 sections, an R a G and a B, and RGB(red blue green) combined then allows the data to be still an accurate representation (with a key to note the band settings) but now WE can see it instead of it looking like an excel sheet. Now... I posted this like a year and a half ago so I can't recall if the data here are simulations based on theory or simply a graphical representation of data. That's actually I think what you ought to be worried about. Glancing, I see mention of ligo which is our gravity wave detector, but I'd need to really read it again. Regardless, worry over Hollywood CG isn't really necessary. Aesthetics and creativity aren't involved here. If you click and check, This is astrophysics from an arxiv pre print from I think the royal astronomical society, it's not Tv stuff. :) Hope that not only answered SOME of your questions, but sparked even more curiosity!
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really what a horrible choice for an intro 3 minutes
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Very cool astrophotography trick.  This is within the realm of possibility for amateurs too.
When the sun sets on the horizon, color is such that a green rim appears on the upper part of our star, with red counterbalancing on the bottom.  If you catch a glimpse of this green top-glow right when the sun dips below the...
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ooooooh pretty
Just out: Chandra :: Photo Album :: NGC 2392 :: July 11, 2013 Hard to believe this is real.  It looks so amazing. Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al, Optical: NASA/STScI -----Share this specific url. Share...
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it's as if aliens were trying to abduct dr Dre's whole studio but as it's getting sucked up the studio and the alien ship start dancing
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Space poem, it's really nice
I randomly found this on the web, and it really touched me.  I just had to share it. Written by Victoria Fraser Andromeda I was the Milky Way and she was my Andromeda. We were almost same age and filled with countle...
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Beautiful!  New by Alan Friedman
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beautiful
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Brightened my day.  Very nice
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