How to take photos in space.
With more than 200,000 launches in the pipeline, it’s clear that space is a hot topic in the technology sector.
But it’s not always easy to get a good picture of what’s going on on a spacecraft’s surface.
The best way to get some real-time data is to use a camera to take photographs.
But in this video from NASA, a team from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and the University of Arizona has demonstrated a way to take a panoramic photo of the Earth’s surface that would allow a real-world perspective on what’s happening on the surface.
“We took this picture by simply using the camera on the spacecraft and snapping a series of images on the ground,” said JPL’s Dr. Robert Hargrove.
“We then zoomed in on the camera’s view and took the final image to see what the landscape looked like.”NASA, the Jet Prose, and JPL are working together to develop a camera system that would enable people to take panoramas of Earth from the ground without requiring an expensive and potentially time-consuming camera mount.
The team, led by Dr. Daniel Lutz, developed the camera system using a process called photonics that uses light waves from the sun to absorb a small amount of infrared light and emit it to the camera.
“The light waves that come off the sun, they don’t travel as far as they do in space,” said Lutz.
“The light from the Earth comes in through the clouds and then the clouds absorb the light and they reflect it back into the sky.
So, the light coming off the Sun is reflected back out at the ground.
So the reflected light from a cloud is reflected in the air, and it hits the ground.”
Dr. Lutz explained that a simple solution to the problem is to simply take a camera that can absorb light waves, and convert it to infrared light.
The camera then converts the infrared light into a wavelength that is reflected off the ground, which then travels back through the atmosphere.
The process produces an image that can be taken by a smartphone, or by the ground-based satellite orbiting overhead.
The same process is used to capture images of Earth’s moon.
“So, it basically takes the light from sunlight and converts it into a spectrum that is captured by the camera, and then converts that back into a color spectrum,” Lutz said.
“And the same process that’s done to capture the moon is done to take the photo of Earth.
So that’s a pretty simple way of getting some real time information.”
A panoramatic view from space would be a great thing to take on the way you take photos of your dog or your cat, but you don’t necessarily want to have to zoom in all the way and get a nice big panoromic shot.
You want to get that little snapshot of what the surface is like.
So we wanted to see how we could do that.
“To do that, we used this photonics process to get infrared light from different sources on the Earth, which is the same thing that you see in nature, but it’s converted to a wavelength, which can be reflected by a camera.
So what we did was we took this camera and converted it to a photonic lens, which converts that light back into infrared light that you can use to take images of the surface.”NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and launched in 2007, is currently focused on observing the first planets in the Solar System, and has already begun its mission to Mars.
Lutz explained that this project will continue to be a priority for NASA, and that the team is working on plans for what they hope to do with the Hubble.
“I think it’s important to keep our eyes open, because this is one of the most exciting science projects that we can have going forward, but at the same time, we need to do things that are innovative and that have broad applications,” Lutzer said.