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The processing creates images that would approximate the colors that the human eye would perceive bringing them closer to true color than the images released near the encounter.
Real true color real pictures of mercury. Check out these spectacular space photos that look. Saturn s dark side rings glow in shades of brown and gold contrasting with the more neutral appearance of the icy moon tethys. Comments no responses to pictures of mercury.
Mercury dual imaging system mdis 3005x2105x3. This colorful view of mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during messenger s primary mission. North is up and rotated 35 degrees to the right.
True color solar system collage. So i set out to make a collage of the real thing. These 10 space images look unbelievable but are actually real pictures even in the age of photoshop we can sometimes believe our eyes.
Many times scientists enhance the colors or contrast of an image to draw out more detail. Mercury venus earth mars jupiter saturn uranus neptune pluto. They ve noticed that each planet s appearance can vary greatly in photographs and that many of the photographs are labeled as a false color view.
Size of mercury vs earth. If you could fly over mercury in your spacecraft this is essentially what you d see. Images taken using red.
The view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 2 degrees above the ringplane. This image was taken as new horizons zipped toward pluto and its moons on july 14 2015 from a range of 22 025 miles 35 445 kilometers. This view looks toward the anti saturn side of tethys 1 062 kilometers or 660 miles across.
The photograph attached to this article provides one of the best true color images of mercury that we have. Wish i could add ceres and eris but we don t yet have hi res color photos of them. This proved much more difficult than i d anticipated.
Approach of mercury by messenger. These colors are not what mercury would look like to the human eye but rather the colors enhance the chemical mineralogical and physical differences between the rocks that make up mercury s surface. Several teachers and students have asked what the planets look like in true or natural colors.
Wrinkles on mercury full resolution.