Is science lying to us? Artist impressions vs actual photos

When people imagine space, galaxies and the human body we think of bright and colourful images. But in actually reality, it might not be as all singing and dancing like you might think. Is science lying to us?

Artist impression of white blood cells on the left, actual photo of cells on the right. Images from vitstudio/Shutterstock and La Trobe University.
Artist impression of white blood cells on the left, actual photo of cells on the right. Images from vitstudio/Shutterstock and La Trobe University.

Source: Discovery of White blood cell alert system

It might come as quite a surprise but with the current available technology that is used to capture such images, for example in space exploration, the robots tend to only be equipped with 2 MP ‘phone camera’ to make all the data transportation quicker. The Mars Rover plans was set in stone in 2004, so back then the standards of cameras wasn’t quite like today.

Is science lying to us? Artist impressions vs actual photos
Artist impressions of planets vs actual photos from Mars Rover. Images from the Guardian and NASA.

And when it comes to the human body, everything isn’t colour coordinated like school textbooks!

The more you know!

Rinniboo

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Is science lying to us? Artist impressions vs actual photos

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  1. When people imagine space, galaxies and the human body we think of bright and colourful images. But in actually reality, it might not be as all singing and dancing like you might think. Is science lying to us?

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