Raw space imagery – the appeal of imperfection

Raw and flawed space images can sometimes be more compelling than the perfect ones: Through a Glass, Darkly – The Planetary Society

The Machine, at the Edge of ForeverCredits: NASA / JPL
“A raw image sent by Voyager 2 from Neptune’s moon Triton, just 

before the spacecraft slipped away into the darkness beyond the planets,
never to return.”

Sparkling Io
Credits: NASA / JPL
“The Galileo spacecraft catches a peek at Jupiter’s moon Io in

a raw image full of cosmic ray hits and other noise.”