3D in the News
Dec. 15, 2020
NASA’s astromaterials sample collections, which include a library of Apollo lunar and Antarctic meteorite samples, are now offered online through a new virtual exploration tool for scientific researchers and the public. The Astromaterials 3D Explorer site offers an unprecedented research tool to engage the public in a new way to explore the significance of NASA’s space rock collections. Virtually sharing the Apollo samples, which were collected around 50 years ago, is particularly timely as NASA is preparing to send a new group of astronauts to the Moon with the Artemis lunar exploration program. The agency’s return to the Moon will see robots and humans exploring more of the Moon – and collecting more samples than ever before.
May 26, 2015
It's a warning sign at art museums around the world: "Don't touch the artwork." But Spain's famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they're encouraged to do so. The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works in its collection — including those by Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez and El Greco — to allow blind people to feel them.