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Western's Melissa Rice using Microsoft's new HoloLens headset for her research on Mars

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:45pm

Curiosity, the Mars rover that Western’s Assistant Professor of Geology Melissa Rice helps to operate, sends her a 360-degree image of the Planet’s desolate landscape every morning.

As if seeing brand-new images from another planet isn’t amazing enough, the new Microsoft HoloLens headset that Rice recently received uses these photos to produce an augmented reality simulation of the Mars landscape. This allows Rice to explore, virtually, the Mars landscape around the rover.