Firefox Logo Seen in Deep Space



This photo of variable star V838 Monocerotis was taken by the Hubble telescope in 2002. At the time, no one realized how much it looked like the Firefox logo, since the browser wasn’t even named that until 2004. Link -via the Presurfer

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Not all space photos are taken in infrared. It can also just be a matter of what kind (colors) of lens filters they use for some. They do try to get close to the true color, though. And there are many other kinds of light (by which I mean wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum) they use, though many of those don't produce images of stars as the common observer would recognize. Astronomy magazine had a neat little article on it years ago with a handy panel showing the same object's picture taken many different ways. Haven't found an equivalent online.
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