3D cameras removed from Mars rover

For those of you who were hoping to watch 3D footage from NASA’s Mars expedition later this year, you’re out of luck. NASA announced that they have ditched the plans to include 3D cameras on the Mars rover, Curiosity. James Cameron, the director of Avatar, was supposed to be in charge of replacing the cameras with stereoscopic cameras to capture footage in 3D during its 2 years long mission on Mars. However, NASA has stated that not enough testing has been done with the new 3D cameras, and due to their uncertainty, they will be sticking to the Mastcam 100 and Mastcam 34 that are already present on the rover. It wasn’t mentioned if Cameron will be trying his luck at getting his 3D cameras on other space explorers, but one thing for certain – it won’t be on Curiosity.

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