Virtual reality: 3-D Viking imagery of Mars

Virtual reality: 3-D Viking imagery of Mars

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Caption: Virtual reality: a scientist manipulates a pair of video images of the Valles Marineris of the planet Mars, computer-generated from data provided by the Viking spacecraft at NASA's Ames Research Centre, California. Sophisticated computers & sensors provide the user with a "telepresence" in the virtual world, through small video screens mounted in goggles on a headset, whilst a spherical joystick controls movement through the virtual landscape. One future Martian application of this system might be in gathering geological samples by remote control using a "rover" robot. A sensor in the geologist's headset could direct the robot at specific sample targets.

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Keywords: computer technology, dr lewis, hitchner, mars, science, valles marineris, viking imagery, virtual reality, virtual realty, vr, vr img

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