NASA’s new Exoplanet Travel Bureau launched six exoplanets that can be explored via desktop, mobile, or VR.
NASA’s new Exoplanet Travel Bureau division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California gives would-be space explorers the ability to investigate foreign planets through the use of VR, desktop, and mobile devices.
According to Digital Trends, the images NASA uses for this project aren’t actual photos but rather artistic renders based on the Kepler Space Telescope’s exoplanet observations. Using these renders, viewers can go on “intergalactic vacations” through interactive VR experience, with 360-degree views available across all platforms (PC, mobile, VR).
Take a VR journey to an exoplanet with NASA’s new ‘Travel Bureau’ https://t.co/MO2cyExhlS
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Meanwhile, a blog post from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory noted the VR version of Kepler-186f comes with a special feature, as the space agency’s visualization tool allows viewers to see how the sky’s appearance from the planet’s surface changes depending on whether the planet has an atmosphere or not.