There’s nothing quite like a video recording of space to remind you of the vastness of the universe. But what if NASA could use 360º to even better show how huge space is? In one of NASA’s latest press releases, the famed JPL show’s a 360 panoramic view taken in from Curiosity Rover as it left Vera Rubin Ridge to try to rescue Opportunity. While the video doesn’t show the Rover’s surroundings from head to toe, what it shows is the future potential of showing space to ordinary people.
Like with most other things, 360º video can enhance a viewer’s spatial understanding of how deep and vast the spacescapes of the solar system are. JPL’s video is no different and gives the viewer an idea of just how similar but different the surface of Mars is from that of Earth. Providing videos like this as we further our exploration of space will continue to provide the kind of understanding that is only possible when a viewer sees how similar(but different) the world beyond them is to their own lived experience.
While the old adage has at that the world keeps getting smaller(or the solar system in this case) there will always be people who are communicating with each other from far away , and companies like NASA and Vresh make this communication just a little bit easier