Artsy Amateurs Turn Space Data Into Stunning Images

These artists scour NASA data for raw materials they can transform into masterpieces with modern-day wizardry. 

Alien sunsets, shimmering rings, brilliant blasts of light that thrill the senses and fuel the imagination — astronomy is a visual science. In recent decades we’ve seen many astonishing views of exotic space vistas, thanks to unmanned robotic spacecraft. But these complex machines were built only to gather scientific data. Now, a growing community of space-photo fanatics is finding the beauty behind the science. Using common but sophisticated software like Adobe Photoshop, combined w...

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