Now Curiosity rover beams back 3D snaps of Mars
Slap on the specs and feel like you're really there
Pics The Mars-trekking Curiosity rover has beamed back the first 3D image of the dusty terrain it's trundling across.
With 3D specs...
The intrepid rover is currently familiarising itself with the Gale Crater after its successful landing three days ago and has sent back a 2D and 3D shot of Mount Sharp. The 3D shot above was created by collating images from a stereo pair of Hazard-Avoidance Cameras on the front of the rover, NASA said. Part of 3.4-mile (5.5km) high Mount Sharp is visible in the shots. There are also 3D snapshots of the area behind the rover available on NASA's website.
NASA has been checking on the rover's systems and collecting images while Curiosity gets going on its scientific data collection. The agency said that the rover's Radiation Assessment Detector had already gathered some info and said the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station instrument was active as well.
Next, Curiosity will deploy its remote sensing mast and snap a 360-degree pan of its surroundings with the Navcam. ®
Re: No anaglyph please
What the hell is wrong with you? NASA has just sent a vehicle the size of a car 350 million miles on a journey taking 8 and a half months, eventually landing on an alien planet via rocket powered crane with such success that they had to check and recheck the instrument readings because it was far more successful than their own simulations ever predicted it would be, and what do you say? "I don't like the image format"
Just fuck off.
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Re: @Annihilator - Trundling yet?
I'm politically for things like this because they are peaceful and expand human horizons, inspire children to learn and take up science as a career.
I'm politically against military spending because it's not right to build things that are capable of killing people and destroying homes and infrastructure. Now I am no idiot and know that a military will always be needed but just by shaving a few zero's off the end of the budgets all over the world will free up so much cash that it could all but end world hunger, poverty and substandard medical care.