Word of the Day: amorphous

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Word of the Day: amorphous

The word amorphous has appeared in 61 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 4 in “Uranus and Neptune Reveal Their True Colors” by Becky Ferreira:

The gap between the public perception and the reality of Neptune illustrates just one of the many ways data is manipulated to emphasize certain features or enhance the appeal of astronomical visualizations. For instance, the stunning images released from the James Webb Space Telescope are composite false-color versions of the original infrared observations.

“There’s never been an attempt to deceive,” Dr. Fletcher said, “but there has been an attempt to tell a story with these images by making them aesthetically pleasing to the eye so that people can enjoy these beautiful scenes in a way that is, maybe, more meaningful than a fuzzy, gray, amorphous blob in the distance.”

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