NASA sends humanity a rose....

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  1. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Re: NASA sends humanity a rose....

    That is awesome and beautiful Stelliform. Thank you for posting the picture. A rose is of great beauty. Happy Valentine's Day to you also. ;)
     
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    Not to ruin anyone's valentines, but that pic and every other space pic of distant galaxies are artificially colorized. They took artistic license to make it look like a rose. It even says so in their press release.

    "Previous images of NGC 7129 taken by visible telescopes show a smattering of hazy stars spotted against a luminescent cloud. Spitzer, by sensing the infrared radiation or heat of the cluster, produces a much more detailed snapshot. Highlighted in false colors are the hot dust particles and gases, respectively, which form a nest around the stars. The pink rosebud contains adolescent stars that blew away blankets of hot dust, while the green stem holds newborn stars whose jets torched surrounding gases."
     
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    How do they know which way is up? Maybe it faces the other way so they have the camera up side down!
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Not matter if the color is adjusted to the up & down is adjusted, it doesn't matter. The picture is still there to enjoy on Valentine's Day! :)
     

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