Michael Benson's exhibit 'Otherworlds' lets you see what all the planets and moons would look like if you flew by. If you take every picture you see from NASA at face value, then space is a sparkling, color-soaked universe. But this isn't what space actually looks like to the naked eye. So what does space actually look like?. Outer space, just how the naked eye would see it. Annabs SanchezMarch 24th But what does space really look like? For those buying tickets.
To answer your specific question "are there any accounts from astronauts or experts on what space actually looks like from space?", yes, there. When you see the beautiful pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope, you're looking at a lie. They're specially colored images, done for. Before we actually went to space, we had some ideas about what Earth might look like.
As we pass the moon – some quarter million miles (about , km) away – Earth looks like a bright ball in space. It's not terribly different.