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NASA Using Red and Blue 3D Glasses to Drive Mars Rover While Working From Home


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The Mars Rover and some low-tech 3D glasses.

A team at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration responsible for remotely piloting the Curiosity rover on Mars has reverted to a three-dimensional technology thats almost 100 years old.

Credit: Andrew Liszewski/NASA

Planners at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are remotely piloting the Curiosity rover on Mars while working from home.

Without access to JPL's powerful workstations and special three-dimensional (3D) goggles due to quarantine orders, the team must rely on red and blue 3D glasses.

While antiquated by today's 3D standards, the cardboard glasses are essentially the same anaglyph 3D technology as the special goggles normally used by the team to plan the rover's movements and more accurately target its robotic arm and probes.

The team successfully executed Curiosity's first mission planned outside of JPL's facilities just two days after relocating to home offices.

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