Stars Like Dust Illusion


I’m a big fan of science fiction – specially Isaac Asimov, the father of 3 laws of robotics. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s the guy that wrote “I, Robot” and “Bicentennial Man”. I’ve just finished reading his Foundation series, which received him a Hugo award. You’ve got to read this – best SF ever, in my opinion. Anyhow, this is the reason I’ve entitled this post “Stars like dust“, which is another novel by the same author that I’m preparing to read. But let’s jump to our regular illusion business. I found this picture below quite amusing. It’s the same old “checkers” story again, only this time in another example. The goal is to make yourself believe that both stars (A and B) are of the same color. Not so easy, ayeh? You can see the proof inside. By the way, I’m in some sort of developing over the last few weeks (connected with this site), so be sure to check regularly. I may have another surprise for you.

  • Anonymous

    this type of illusion is awsome
    really unbelievable

  • Anonymous

    Impressive ^_^ Love the site, nice work ^_^

  • Anonymous

    My Mind is blown by this one, I can usually get the line length ones but this one is insane.

  • Alejandro

    mmm sorry but i see here some much better illusions :o$ but i really agree with you about Asimov and hes wonderful writing ;o)

  • Anonymous

    Asimov rocks! I wish more people would read him. Cool illusion.

  • escaped convict

    wow, i find this type of illusion really mind blowing and freaky! i have to give it to you, this is the best i’ve ever seen, i still can’t get my head round it, even with the blue stripe. staring at it gormlessly…
    loving it! keep up the great site!
    ps. i’ve never heard of this author- he’s not in Watersones, that’s for sure. do you only find him in weird cult bookshops? also, i’m getting quite sick of having to create a new account every time i leave a comment. google doesn’t remember me. any way round this?

  • Stine

    That is pretty sweet. I just used Apple’s Digital Color Meter to measure the color, and they surely are exactly the same. Nice!

  • Rosalba

    I love it… It’s fantastic. :D

  • Anonymous

    dont like it.

  • Scott

    this is the best one i ever saw…wow…

  • K-milk

    OK! I don’t like these kinds of illusions for messing with my mind, with the different but same color, and ARGGG!!!
    But i like them overall. lol
    This one its fairly easy to spot that its the same color, its just the shadow that makes it look different. Without the shadow, all we would see would be an “A”
    Otherwise Pretty Cool.

  • Perceptionist

    Excellent! An actual illusion!

  • bob

    damn it i wrote somthing cool, but had to register, its goone!
    asimov kiks ass, best author eva, we were talking about him not 2 days ago, i signed up not realy for the ilusion, but for asimov lol, READ HIS BOOKS, but anyway cool illusion, hard to believe there the same colour :)

  • Anonymous

    it looks like the blue gets lighter on the left

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get it how do i see them as the same color? And I, robot is very awesome!

  • BraDRoBBo

    that is IMMENSE! Immensely am”azing!:P heh – because i was like – what? they ARE different colours!”(in the second picture i meant) then i realised that they were both going into the same filled colour up top and was just like :| wow… Brad you idiot ^_^!

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Anonymous.

  • blah

    its really cool, but its been done before a lot. its still really cool. at first i thought it was a sign for a sports team called “stars” anyways…uh yeah

  • Anonymous

    Unreal, I would have bet an extraordinary large amount of money that they were different colours! And I’m someone who has to be DAMN SURE of something to bet any money!!! Amazing!

  • Anonywave

    Great work finding this!
    A lot better than the checkers version.

  • Anonymous

    no offence, this is a cool illusion but there have been a lot of illusions like this where the colour changes because of shading…

  • Anonymous

    Awesome, they are exactly the same color… oh no, wait, the left one is white and the right one is blue…

  • Anonymous

    i really cant believe that those are the same color!!!!! its such a cool illusion. anyway, i love ur illusions and come to this site every time theres a new one.

  • Patricia Ann

    You are amazing! I am a self taught artist and I would have never believed the two stars were the same color. I'm looking forward to checking into your recommendation to read Mr. Asimov's books. I hope I like them as much as your web site. ;<*

  • jogodo

    The colors are not the same. The color, even on your compare panel, is are different shades of blue. The one on the left is lighter than the one on the right.

  • Victor

    @jogodo: wahahahaha! you’re so brainless!

  • Anonymous

    Wait…how do I work this illusion? I can’t seems to make myself think they’re the same…

  • stephen

    cool jazebra

  • Anonymous

    Oh I get it! It’s the lighting in the picture that makes it look so different. Awesome!

  • max

    im sorry you really cant call that an illusion.

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  • Mysterieo The Illusionist

    rly kwl

  • jeremymercer

    this is not a real life object, it is an IMAGE and in images color IS light, light IS color. if you were to draw or paint this image you would in fact have to use to separate colors, so in my opinion, i see two separate colors, my opinion… the end.

  • Someone

    Wtf, it’s not THAT good, and it’s because of the shadow, how dumb can you be.

  • random

    Sorry to burst any body’s bubble but… the stars aren’t the same color. The “A” star is the same color as the lettering and the outlining of star “B” which is white. It is just in the shaded part of the sign which is making them look similar in color.

  • ^U^ cool!! thts a good one

  • The True Muslim

    So awesome

  • ljc2401

    I don’t get it

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