Space pictures retouched? It's a conspiracy!

[![These side-by-side images show the Orion Nebula as it would look to the human eye through a telescope (left image) and how it looks to a digital camera through a telescope once the image undergoes additional processing (right). ][1]][2]Conspiracy theorists seem to think it’s OK for us all to touch up pictures of ourselves, but not OK for scientists to touch up pictures of the universe.

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