Sunday, April 22, 2007

NASA Releases First 3d Pictures of Sun

The pictures were taken simultaneously from two different spacecraft. NASA believes that this new technology will help predict solar flares and other solar storms.

The twin spacecraft, launched in October, are orbiting the Sun, one slightly ahead of the Earth and one behind. The separation, just like the distance between our two eyes, provides the depth perception that allows the 3D images to be obtained.