The double image shows Mercury's true colors on the left, and an exaggerated false-color image on the right taken using 11 different color filters. The video was made the same way. Bringing out the color this way can help geologists make guesses about the age and composition of the terrain.
Yeah, OK, but isn't the real reason that colorized pictures are more likely to spark interest in the space program, while at the same time, disseminating false impressions of what the universe really looks like!?
From what I see, the universe has presented itself in dull black and white.
7 years ago