Not doing that again...
Tried staring at the image cross-eyed, saw Google staring back at me....
The New Horizons scientists have released a fresh 3D image of the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 – also known as Ultima Thule. While most eyes were on this week's SpaceX shenanigans (spoiler: the Crew Dragon returned to Earth OK) the New Horizons mission combined images taken at slightly different viewing angles to create a " …
I was sober and still seeing double.
A couple of pints and it was all clear again. A nice view of a distant relative.
A few more and the Imperial Death Star was clearly visible.
Thanks Kewl for the tip. BTW I found it easier by saving the image in a new tab [right click]. That way there is no web page to distract.
All good and well done to the boffins who pulled it off!!
Now a few more and it might be animated in full Technicolor...........
This works for firefox; other browsers can, I assume, do something similar:
1) 'view image' to get rid of the clutter
2) crtl-scroll to set the width of the picture to about 125mm - so each is offset 62mm from the other
3) then relax your eyes to see three images and concentrate on the middle one.
That's setting the interocular distance so that your eyes can point straight ahead.
I got a nice view using relaxed eyes and reading glasses. Ultima definitely appears flattened as opposed to sphereish, nice! If you are having trouble seeing this, try reading glasses, get close to the screen ~30cm, relax your eyes and concentrate on the center image. You may need to be a bit closer or farther depending on the size of your screen and the strength of your glasses. Good luck.
but a little (just a little) tweaking might need to be done to account for the disparity between the two viewing distances. There is enough alignment based ghosting to make my eyes ache a little (and makes them sensitive to the 60hz refresh rate of my monitor)
Edit: the full size cross-eyed one seems to be better aligned - I was looking at the parallel one before...
The fact that we can do this is amazing. It really makes it seem more real than a grainy black and white photo does in 2D.
Maybe I'm just hungry, and as a Southern guy fried chicken is often on my mind. But mighty Odin, what monster space-bird did that leg COME from? Asteroid impacts could be the least of our problems if furious giant space chickens come to avenge their legions of slaughtered terrestrial descendants.
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