Colours of space - Visions of the Universe

Our normally grey moon seen as a dazzling rainbow globe, and the dark reaches of deep space sparkling in colourful hues. In the world of space imagery, astronomers use different palettes to bring their pictures to life.

In a new exhibition - Visions of the Universe - at the National Maritime Museum in London, more than 100 awe-inspiring views of space are on show, exploring the development of telescopy, photography, and our understanding of our place in the Universe.

Take a colourful trip into space with co-curator, Marek Kukula, public astronomer at the Royal Observatory.

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Visions of the Universe can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, at Greenwich in London, until 15 September 2013.

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Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 18 June 2013.


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