NASA’s New Stereo Camera Captures Rockets Like Never Before
Testing rocket engines is normally a loud and fiery process, but a new camera developed by NASA is allowing them a greater look into the functions of a rocket’s thrust. Traditional video of a rocket launch would show flames and a lot of light, distorting anything that may be able to be observed in the fuel being burned. Their new High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) darkens the rest of the image and brings the bright rocket plume into high detail. Check out the captured footage below.
The dynamic range stereo camera processes the image in a similar way to night vision, according to Gizmodo.