This blog post marks the 31st anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. For more information and resources regarding Hubble anniversary, please visit hubblesite.
Are Hubble Images Real? Part I: Image Artifacts
TLDR: Yes, Hubble images are real. This series of posts is dedicated to the scrutiny of Hubble imagery and a broader discussion of the veracity of astronomical imagery. In this post, we'll look at the distracting image artifacts that are removed when creating press imagery.