Friday, 03 Sep, 2010 Science

Cameron and NASA to Launch Mars Rover Equipped with 3D Camera


The famous, Oscar winning director, James Cameron, has teamed up with specialists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Malin Space Science Systems to create a 3D camera that will take a trip to Mars, being mounted on the Mars Science Laboratory.

The stereoscopic camera is expected to show three dimensional images of the Red Planet.

Dubbed Curiosity, the rover is expected to be launched in the fall of 2011. Its main goal is to study further the locations on Mars, which, according to scientists, could previously support microbial life.

Curiosity was developed to cross roughed landscape. It will feature an enhanced surface propulsion system, informs PopularMechanics.

"If it all goes the way it could, we could be shooting a 3D movie on Mars. No actors, though," said Cameron.

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