Mars Curiosity rover will get into VR with a Fb 360 video

Mars Curiosity rover gets into VR with a Facebook 360 video

NASA has posted a Fb 360 video taken by the Mars Curiosity rover from the floor of Mars that Mark Zuckerberg himself re-posted and referred to as “neat.” (A one ton, nuclear buggy takes takes a panoramic video from Mars you could view in a VR headset, and all you bought is “neat?” Get a thesaurus, Mark!) Zuckerberg added that the video was stitched collectively by Fb’s 360 diploma video workforce, and is made up of fifty seven separate stills — in reality, it is extra like a panorama than a video. The pictures have been snapped by the rover’s robotic arm-mounted Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, and present the steep Namib sand dunes.

Ideally, you will view the video from VR headset just like the Oculus Rift or Samsung’s Gear VR. (For the latter, load the video at full-display in your Galaxy telephone and hit “view in VR,” then mount the telephone in your headset.) Nevertheless, you may also view the video from each angle with a daily smartphone simply by rotating it round. Zuckberg stated the video “is just the start of what we will do with digital actuality and 360 diploma. Fairly superb.” Superb? Sigh.

This can be a neat 360 video from the floor of Mars. You’ll be able to go searching such as you’re truly on the planet.NASA produced it by stitching collectively photographs taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover, utilizing know-how created by the 360 video staff at Fb. That is just the start of what we will do with digital actuality and 360 video. Fairly superb.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, January 31, 2016

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