In Brief

The HoloLens wearable tech from Microsoft puts NASA scientists on the fourth planet from the Sun

Microsoft and NASA have collaborated to make planetary study a virtual reality by creating a 3D simulated environment of Mars on Earth.

HoloLens, a head-mounted holographic device, and the new software OnSight, will provide scientists an entirely new landscape to examine and explore the Red Planet for the first time in history.

The HoloLens wearable technology projects virtual simulations of its surroundings  using sensor-based data of Mars’ Curiosity rover and its overlaid information. The holographic space becomes a hybrid of virtual and real: computer-generated projections against a physical environment.

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