How scientists colorize photos of space


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  • Bill boy
    Bill boy  7 days back

    So is it colourful or not?

    • TheWalkingBritt
      TheWalkingBritt  2 weeks back

      Color should be adjusted by how Astronauts see Earth during space walks. Like, we see color, Hubble doesn't, that's my takeaway. That photo of Saturn should basically be tweaked to appear how an astronaut would see it from a satellite's distance. Maybe that doesnt make sense but for example; the distance between our Space Station and Earth. If astronauts could see Saturn at that distance, the color they see is how the photos should be.

      • TheWalkingBritt
        TheWalkingBritt  2 weeks back

        Wait. So there IS color in space, its just Hubble wasn't programmed to see color? I feel mislead. They had me thinking space was really black and white like the 30s 🤦🏿‍♀️

        • Alexander Kryska
          Alexander Kryska  1 months back

          Hey friends

          • Telo gantong
            Telo gantong  2 months back

            Blue :water

            • Gmang Khual
              Gmang Khual  2 months back

              the wonders of god creation, i think there are hundreds more spectrum than on earth

              • ez45
                ez45  3 months back

                Natural colors are NOT made up of the basic colors. It's simply not true! The basic colors allow us to artificially create the same stimuli as the light at a specific wavelength. Your monitor can only produce three colors, your eye sees a spectrum that we artificially create.

                • Pickett's Charge
                  Pickett's Charge  10 hours back

                  We perceive colors as a function (combination) of an input from three different kinds of cone cells, sensitive to, partially overlapping, but nonetheless different ranges of wavelengths (and having different levels of sensitivity for any particular wavelength). We don't see continues spectrum, if there even is such a thing (hello, quantum physics) - it would require infinite sensitivity and processing power of the brain, but something close enough for our daily purposes. It's speculated that an average human can distinguish up to seven million different colors. But there are, apparently, people with fully functional four types of cones who are able to see way, way more colors than an average John.

              • Duane
                Duane  4 months back

                Cool video

                • TheCausation
                  TheCausation  4 months back

                  Now Vox believes in science?

                  • ジョーさん
                    ジョーさん  4 months back

                    Every human ever: "Great. Now let's add another level of complexity!"

                    • sptronix91
                      sptronix91  5 months back

                      Beautifully explained video. Kudos ! :)

                      • TheWalkingBritt
                        TheWalkingBritt  5 months back

                        So..outer space is black & white just like the 1940s.

                        • big papa
                          big papa  5 months back

                          I freaking love space images

                          • Notchormama
                            Notchormama  5 months back

                            About as fascinating as Fiddlesticks . Same energy .

                            • Arjuna Ravikumar
                              Arjuna Ravikumar  5 months back

                              That was incredibly well explained. Thank you!

                              • Rahim LaQuica
                                Rahim LaQuica  5 months back

                                5:27 YES, it is made up lol.

                                • B R
                                  B R  5 months back

                                  Thank you, I have so often wondered about this after seeing some of these photos, like the pillars of creation

                                  • Woo sah
                                    Woo sah  5 months back

                                    The universe is a beautiful place you don't need color to see that🙂

                                    • The Other Side
                                      The Other Side  5 months back

                                      *If we are going to believe that this colorization is 100% accurate, then let them recreate that Russian scientist experiment. They should take a picture of someone in black and white and also in color. Then give the black and white version to a color expert who has NOT seen the original color photo. If the person can recreate exactly the original color based on this technique, then we will know that these space photo colorization technique gives the right result.*

                                      • The Other Side
                                        The Other Side  5 months back

                                        @Rahim LaQuica *I doubt. Never seen a report like that.*

                                      • Rahim LaQuica
                                        Rahim LaQuica  5 months back

                                        They’ve never done that??

                                    • OtakBolong
                                      OtakBolong  5 months back

                                      still don't get it, so Hubble captured THREE b/w images in each channel? (Red, Blue, and Green?)

                                      • Logan Ken
                                        Logan Ken  5 months back

                                        Ondan sonra Photoshop deyince kızıyolar😁👊

                                        • HiveMind2000
                                          HiveMind2000  5 months back

                                          Vox is pure cancer but this video wasn’t.

                                          • Chase Wulff
                                            Chase Wulff  5 months back

                                            I think I missed something. If making a black and white photo into a color photo is as easy as applying filters and a specific color, why are people spending hundreds of hours hand coloring historic photos?

                                            • this guy
                                              this guy  5 months back

                                              this video was good despite Vox being such a cesspool

                                              • 5iwot5
                                                5iwot5  5 months back

                                                Now this video is one of the reasons I subbed to this channel.

                                                • Samara
                                                  Samara  5 months back

                                                  I am an astrophotographer and this video is SPOT-ON. This is exactly how Hubble (and I) use a mono camera and filters to image the cosmos in color.

                                                  • Issac17
                                                    Issac17  3 months back

                                                    @Rahim LaQuica combining rgb frames + some other ones like ha create images with their actual color. Dslr's can actually see the color but they don't gather as much light as mono cameras.

                                                  • Rahim LaQuica
                                                    Rahim LaQuica  3 months back

                                                    djchristian82 She doesnt

                                                  • djchristian82
                                                    djchristian82  3 months back

                                                    @Rahim LaQuica Yea how does she know that?

                                                  • Rahim LaQuica
                                                    Rahim LaQuica  5 months back

                                                    How do you know that the final result is what the thing (galaxy, planet whatever) "actually" looks like (= how your human eye would see it if you were in a spaceship near it)?

                                                • jajlertil
                                                  jajlertil  5 months back

                                                  Yeah this is quality content 👍

                                                  • Kaycee Obingene
                                                    Kaycee Obingene  5 months back

                                                    But green is gotten from blue and yellow

                                                    • JosVideosHD
                                                      JosVideosHD  5 months back

                                                      Scientists colorize photos of space by deceiving as usual.

                                                    • Daniel Sonntag
                                                      Daniel Sonntag  5 months back

                                                      Thank you! I actually really wondered how they got color images of the outer space events. Nicely done

                                                      • Bill Powell
                                                        Bill Powell  5 months back

                                                        They lie to you my doesn't work like that.. they don't process blk and white photos..yes maybe Photoshop.. these images are not real.. they are artist renditions

                                                    • tjartik
                                                      tjartik  5 months back

                                                      This is very good to have. We really need this level of explanation, not just to science pursuers and people passionate about knowledge, but for amateur astronomers and photographers as well, for really grasping the understanding about capturing light from deep space. The Universe gave us its "formula" and now we must do the best we can to reach out for it, for everything that is.

                                                      • Rustychambers
                                                        Rustychambers  5 months back

                                                        space dust!

                                                        • ᪶ ᪶
                                                          ᪶ ᪶  5 months back

                                                          green is not primary, yellow is.

                                                          • Ramendra Mishra
                                                            Ramendra Mishra  5 months back

                                                            All my life was a lie😢

                                                            • Isaiah Habib
                                                              Isaiah Habib  5 months back

                                                              As a sandwich artist I can say this video is spot on, well done.

                                                              • Kev
                                                                Kev  5 months back

                                                                Am I the only one that thinks that the thumbnail looks like a cat?

                                                                • justundead
                                                                  justundead  5 months back

                                                                  the concept of space being not as colorful just made me lowkey sad

                                                                  • jimakisspd
                                                                    jimakisspd  4 days back

                                                                    Again it is in fact trillion times more colourful than you could ever imagine, you just CAN'T SENSE IT in your human form/nature.....

                                                                • NCT VELVET
                                                                  NCT VELVET  5 months back

                                                                  I recently watched a video about colors and it is said that the real primary colors are magenta, yellow, and cyan

                                                                  • Nicole Romero
                                                                    Nicole Romero  5 months back

                                                                    Actual primary colors: yellow, magenta, cyan

                                                                    • mateo fischer
                                                                      mateo fischer  5 months back

                                                                      Technically me as a astrophotographer know that you don’t need to “add” color as you can take them with color to begin with. Some cameras do need this process but not all.

                                                                      • Mobin Noori
                                                                        Mobin Noori  5 months back


                                                                        • Saif
                                                                          Saif  5 months back

                                                                          Why dont they just use color cameras to capture the space photos?

                                                                          • Issac17
                                                                            Issac17  3 months back

                                                                            Less light is collected

                                                                        • dyunpee
                                                                          dyunpee  5 months back

                                                                          So you mean that when you are into space you will see them almost black and white?... am i correct?

                                                                          • Oranje
                                                                            Oranje  5 months back

                                                                            This video was extremely fascinating

                                                                            • Jordan Stone
                                                                              Jordan Stone  5 months back

                                                                              Fascinating stuff.

                                                                              • Cullen Mitchell
                                                                                Cullen Mitchell  5 months back

                                                                                I appreciate this video for being factual, but I don’t appreciate you referring to the last ruling remnant of the Mongol Empire, and descendant of Genghis Khan, as “this man, Alim Khan.”

                                                                                • LazyGamer
                                                                                  LazyGamer  5 months back


                                                                                  • Chandler Minh
                                                                                    Chandler Minh  5 months back

                                                                                    So they Photoshop.