UT: Stunning New Looks at the Mars Avalanche

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UT: Stunning New Looks at the Mars Avalanche

Post by bystander » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:05 pm

Stunning New Looks at the Mars Avalanche
Universe Today - 2010 Feb 25

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A single-image photoclinometric 3D reconstruction of the Mars avalanche from HiRISE.
(Image data: NASA/JPL/UA; 3D model: Bernhard Braun)


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A single-image photoclinometric 3D reconstruction of the Mars avalanche from HiRISE.
(Image data: NASA/JPL/UA; 3D model: Bernhard Braun)

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Re: UT: Stunning New Looks at the Mars Avalanche

Post by geckzilla » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:40 pm

I like the top one. The bottom one strains the visual spatial portion of my brain. :doh:
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Re: UT: Stunning New Looks at the Mars Avalanche

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:49 pm

geckzilla wrote:I like the top one. The bottom one strains the visual spatial portion of my brain.
FWIW, these images were constructed using the same method as the Saturn "digital projection" previously discussed. A 2D image is mathematically mapped onto a 3D model (previously determined for the surface features, and presumably synthesized for the dust cloud) and then re-rendered as a 2D image with a different perspective or point-of-view.

Garden variety CGI, used in just about every big budget movie these days.
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