NASA, in an attempt to have visually impaired people get a glimpse of what’s “out there”, has created a reconstruction of a Hubble image of the Carina Nebula in a 3D touch map. Different textures applied to the image help in identifying the various parts of the giant dust cloud. We even think that visually ok folks can get a better sense of the cosmic anatomy when offered such a presentation.
NASA video below the fold:
NASA: Exploring the Carina Nebula by Touch
(hat tip: Visually-Impaired Students Touch the Stars in Special Hubble Image)