Of course they are photoshopped. There's no such thing as a real picture of even earth that aren't a blurry mess, let alone these planets. And it's really no secret. The ones denying it have never done their homework. There's quite a clear example explained on NASA's own website about how they compiled one of the most famous pictures of earth, the so called "Blue Marble". They probably use the same method for all of these.
There's maybe one exception, and that's the Apollo 17 mission
. And I say maybe, because who is to say these didn't go through the same treatment?
Also note a few things;
- Earth is presumably not perfectly round, and yet the pictures we see are practically perfectly round for some reason.
- The 'flat' map we generally use is not representative of country sizes. Generally North America is portrayed as about equally as big as Africa, but this is not the case, not even close
. And yet the "Blue Marble" still has North America and Africa practically the same size.
Originally Posted by Mand12
What is this anti-science drivel that is let remain on this site? This is absurd.
Not only do we have pictures of that quality, but you don't even know what a realistic picture of Jupiter should
look like.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Keep in mind, this is also with rinkydink cameras on the ISS, let alone a multi-million dollar imaging device that they used on the Jupiter mission. Put simply, there's not much science in getting good visible-spectrum shots of the Earth, but there was for Jupiter because they've never seen these parts of Jupiter from this close. So actually good
equipment went to do the job. We have plenty of satellites taking much, much better shots of Earth, but they're not posting them on NASA's website for entertainment.
Put simply: the Hubble telescope takes great pictures of nebulas and galaxies. That one points up. Most don't.
Sorry to burst your bubble but those are all processed images. Why did it take them over a year to release the footage? Those are all edited images. The first true live feed of NASA can be found here
, and it is the first time they are using 'normal' cameras. And note that this footage is supposedly "HD".