Scientists have created tactile versions of Hubble images for the visually impaired
Measurements from Hubble images are into translated into designs that are then 3D printed
Different textures represent different features in the Hubble images, such as gas, dust and stars
The models are a means of aiding education for people who cannot study visual images
Scientists have used 3D printing technology to transform images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope into tactile "pictures" for the blind. Astronomers Carol Christian and Antonella Nota of the Space Telescope Science Institute are experimenting with 3D models as a means of aiding education for people who cannot study visual images.
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