posted on May, 12 2009 @ 11:14 PM
reply to post by P1DrummerBoy
We had to have 'superhuman' vision to do that
Many of the images were taken with long exposure, taking couple of days typically to make the
faintest objects visible... Some of the longest exposure times are almost a year!!
Also, many of the pics were a composite of Gamma, X-Ray, UV, visible light, near IR, far IR, and radio images making the pics seem 'extra colorful'
They would be much fainter and less colorful even if we can view them 'physically close' and from outer space with our own eyes, save for some gas
and dust blobs near stars, globular clusters, and galactic centers which can be bright even to the human eye when viewed 'up close' or technically
from a few to a few hundred light years away..
[edit on 12-5-2009 by ahnggk]