Mar 27, 2011  •  In Art/Design, Entertainment, Funny, Movies, Science, Web

Two Videos and a Winner

Or, this is what happens when I’m too tired to properly blog.

The first video, via Gizmodo, reveals how NASA Photoshops Hubble’s images. According to HubbleSite:

Hubble images are made, not born. Images must be woven together from the incoming data from the cameras, cleaned up and given colors that bring out features that eyes would otherwise miss. In this video from HubbleSite, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope, a Hubble-imaged galaxy comes together on the screen at super-fast speed.

The actual processing that is documented in the video took over 10 hours. And as I have always suspected, the color is added and assigned by scientists as they see fit.

The second video is more lighthearted and humorous. Created by Rooster Teeth, it is a spoof trailer for the (still yet) fictional movie based on the popular mobile game Angry Birds.

Or, as The Next Web puts it, it’s what Angry Birds: The Movie would look like if Michael Bay directed it. Enjoy!

Lastly, here is the winner of the $20 gift card for Shutterfly. Drum roll please…

It is Courtney, who said,

I do share your philosophy about only entering give-aways you can actually use.

That said, I would definitely use this!

Congratulations! I will be contacting you shortly with the details of your win!

Geek in Heels, out. Zzzzzzz…..

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2 Responses to “Two Videos and a Winner”

  1. Courtney says:

    Yay! Thank you!

  2. Megan says:

    Wow, that Hubble image processing video was awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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