Apple Photoshopped a Galaxy Out of Its Default Wallpaper Photo

Apparently the universe isn’t perfect enough for Apple’s products. David Kaplan, a keen-eyed physics professor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, noticed that an entire galaxy is missing from the image of the Andromeda Galaxy used as OS X Lion‘s default wallpaper.

Here’s a similar image of the Andromeda Galaxy captured by astrophotographer Adam Evans (hover your mouse over it to compare it to Apple’s version):

Notice how the prominent galaxy M110 in the lower portion of the image has vanished completely. At least Apple sells technology products and not makeup.

(via Boing Boing)

Image credit: M31, the Andromeda Galaxy (now with h-alpha) by write_adam