APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
User avatar
APOD Robot
Otto Posterman
Posts: 4730
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:27 am

APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Post by APOD Robot » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:05 am

Image 3D 67P

Explanation: Get out your red/blue glasses and float next to a comet! The Rosetta mission lander Philae's ROLIS camera snapped the two frames used to create this stereo anaglyph for 3D viewing during its November 12 descent to the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet's curious double lobed nucleus is seen nearly end on from a distance of about 3 kilometers, about 1 hour before Philae arrived at the surface. Philae's initial landing site is near the center of the front facing lobe. Part of a landing gear foot cuts across the upper right corner, in the close foreground of the 3D-view. Philae bounced twice in the comet's weak gravity after its first contact with the surface. Using high resolution camera images from the Rosetta orbiter along with data from the lander's instruments, controllers have followed Philae's impromptu journey over the comet's surface and have identified a likely area for its final resting place.

<< Previous APOD This Day in APOD Next APOD >>

:---[===] *
Posts: 2691
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:07 am

Re: APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:10 am

Suuuurrree....make me dig out the 3D glasses....but worth it...it was way cool...

:---[===] *

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 16822
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Post by Chris Peterson » Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Boomer12k wrote:Suuuurrree....make me dig out the 3D glasses....but worth it...it was way cool...
Here's the same image presented as a crossed-eye stereo pair.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

Posts: 1399
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:46 am
Location: Auburn, Washington, USA

Re: APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Post by ta152h0 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:02 pm

too bad cameras were not rolling as it floated around after the first bounce. Be like Neil Armstrong flying the Eagle " drifting to the right " style
Wolf Kotenberg

User avatar
Posts: 1169
Joined: Mon May 01, 2006 1:00 pm

Re: APOD: 3D 67P (2014 Nov 29)

Post by DavidLeodis » Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:30 pm

Wow, the 3D effect using red/blue glasses is absolutely amazing. :D