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NASA’s Stunning New Space Images Celebrate the “International Year of Light”: 2015

Not to be confused with 200X, the year of Dr. Light.

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The United Nations has named 2015 the International Year of Light, which includes light-based technologies—even ones that see things that humans can’t. So, NASA has released some amazing new image composites of objects in space for all of us to ogle.

The gallery above includes separate images of just the visible light from each composite to help illustrate how the space images were made, although the colors still may not be what the human eye would perceive. The descriptions come from NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory site, where you can also see each individual component of the composites for more on how they were created.

(via Washington Post, image via NASA/CXC/SAO (X-ray); NASA/STScI (optical); NSF/NRAO/AUI/VLA (radio))

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