Cassini's Visible and Infrared Mapping
Spectrometer (VIMS) uncovered another mystery.
NASA also said that the probe's Visible and Infrared Mapping
Spectrometer (VIMS) presented yet another mystery.
Despite the phone's sophisticated 3D infrared mapping
of its owner's face and AI-driven modeling, the researchers say they were able to achieve that spoofing with a relatively basic mask: little more than a sculpted silicone nose, some two-dimensional eyes and lips printed on paper, all mounted on a 3D-printed plastic frame made from a digital scan of the would-be victim's face.
They used data from the visible and infrared mapping
spectrometer, a device that looks at how various wavelengths of light are reflected by the surface, allowing minerals to be identified.
It will gather the data to create a global infrared map with its Visible and Infrared Mapping
Spectrometer at low resolution, and some locations at higher resolution.
Sarah Badman, a Cassini visual and infrared mapping
spectrometer team associate at Lancaster University, England, said that scientists have wondered why the high atmospheres of Saturn and other gas giants are heated far beyond what might normally be expected by their distance from the Sun.
The visual and infrared mapping
spectrometre team is based at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
The spacecraft, which was launched in 2007, has a gamma ray and neutron detector instrument, which will gather information on cosmic rays during the approach phase, as well as an infrared mapping
Clark, who works with the US geological survey, is part of the team that analysed data from visual and infrared mapping
spectrometer on board Cassini -- which had had a flyby of the moon in 1999 -- as well as M3.
Jessica Sunshine of the University of Maryland and colleagues used infrared mapping
from the Deep Impact spacecraft to show water all over the moon.
Authorities initially said it charred 18,000 acres but infrared mapping
overnight showed the fire was smaller.