Discover Trappist-1 or take selfies in space with NASA's VR-apps

Submitted by Victor Coucke on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 15:27

NASA released two VR applications that make it possible to hang around in space. Both applications were made to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the launch of the Spitzer Space Telescope. In those 15 years, the telescope was able to obtain a variety of interesting facts about space and made some beautiful images as well. 

Recently NASA discovered the Trappist-1-exoplanets, which has seven planets with about the size of the earth. The planets are very unique because they've a lot of similar properties compared to our own globe. They made an application to explore it with VR-images of the 7 planets and an animated display of how they revolve around their star.

The application is available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and can be downloaded here. If you don't have VR glasses, you can follow a virtual tour on Youtube.

Another application of NASA can be used to take selfies in a virtual spacesuit and use beautiful locations in space as background. All of the backgrounds are pictures made by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The application can be downloaded by android and iOS devices

 

 

 

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