Dr Brian May —astrophysicist and the lead guitarist of the British rock band, Queen— has previously created stereoscopic images (article1, article2) of asteroid Ryugu that can be viewed in 3D. He has now created new images showing the whole of Ryugu that allow a clear view of the large Otohime Saxum rock formation.
Dr Brian May said in a message that:
“Claudia Manzoni and I are proud to be part of the ground-breaking HAYABUSA 2 team. These Stereoscopic images of Ryugu are the closest to actually ‘being there’ that humanity will experience in our lifetimes.”
Claudia Manzoni is a colleague of Brain May in stereoscopic image processing.
Below are the images of Ryugu in 3D stereoscopic vision that were created by Brian May and Claudia Manzoni. The two sets of images show the Otohime Saxum seen from two different directions. Each image set shows the image pairs in parallel stereoscopy and cross-eyed stereoscopy where the left and right eye images are switched, so they are correctly viewed when cross-eyed (typically easier when viewing for the first time). Can you see our asteroid in 3D?
Thank you very much, Brian May and Claudia Manzoni, from the whole Project Team!
※ Please use the following credit when reproducing these images:
JAXA/Hayabusa2/Claudia Manzoni/Brian May
If you have red-blue stereoscopic glasses (right eye should be blue, left eye is red), please try Figure 3 and 4. These images are converted from Figure 1 and 2 by Yoshiro Yamada.