'We're Trying to Portray the Universe as a Real Place With Real Landscapes'

By Rebecca J. Rosen

May 28, 2013

"It's a beautiful universe out there," says Zolt Levay -- and he would know. As an "image processor" for the data that comes from the Hubble Space Telescope, Levay is the man behind many of our most jaw-dropping pictures of space.

If you've ever wondered just how we get those famous Hubble shots, the video above from PBS's Off Book series will you give a good answer. Levay and some other astronomers walk the viewer through what we're seeing in these pictures, how they are made, and what they might mean.

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By Rebecca J. Rosen

May 28, 2013

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