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Are the Colors in Webb Telescope Images 'Fake'?

Submitted by Gizmodo on August 6, 2022 - 8:00am

On July 12, the first full-color images from the Webb Space Telescope showed countless nebulae, galaxies, and a gassy exoplanet as they had never been seen before. But Webb only collects infrared and near-infrared light, which the human eye cannot see—so where are these gorgeous colors coming from?