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What does Earth look like? What colours does it have?

Well, who knows?

What images satellites send us, turns out, always have to be manipulated if simply to acquire some colour. Because they wouldn’t gain much if they saw only in the visible-by-humans spectrum. So we have to rely on space agencies’ word that an effort for realism doesn’t take over reality.

Elektro-L earth moon photo

And that’s why  the photos published by the russian meteo satellite Elektro-L look as similar to the ones we’re used to as Tarkovski did to Hollywood ;)

Pic and whole story: http://gizmodo.com/#!5787176/this-is-the-moon-and-the-earth-like-you-have-never-seen-them-before

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  1. […] free interpretation. And probably for over-colourization. If you are also as squirmish as me about the issue of fake palettes in astronomy, you will find this interview interesting; it includes some […]

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