Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Extrasolar planet surfaces in 360-degree-alternate reality, from "We the Curious"


My own train display, another world

We the Curious” provides a video showing the “surfaces” of at least four exosolar planets, intended to be viewed with 360-degree virtual reality headsets,

Shown are (1) the atmosphere of a hot Jupiter (2) an ocean planet (3) a planet covered with volcanoes (4) a planet more like Earth, but tidally locked around a red dwarf.  The video title says it shows 6 planets, but I counted only four.

The films were prepared at the University of Exeter, there are other videos.

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