May 4, 2010

3D Camera Going to Mars

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"Avatar" director James Cameron has managed to persuade NASA to include a high-res 3D camera on the Curiosity Rover, set to go to Mars next year. Although they were thinking of dropping the idea because of budget cuts, Cameron managed to convince NASA administrator Charles Bolden that the public might get into the project more with 3D. The camera is being built by Malin Space Science Systems with the director's assistance.

Via CBS News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 4, 2010 9:10 AM

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kewl. we stand corrected. probably because cameron wasn't mentioned.
;)


Posted by: sheila at May 4, 2010 1:40 PM

Actually, there were a ton(!) of 3d shots already taken by spirit and opportunity. Not sure why those aren't being mentioned. Here's a sample:
http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/mars-3d-gallery.html


Posted by: Sean at May 4, 2010 10:47 AM
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