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January 7, 2014 02:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-03

Hubble Images Become Tactile 3-D Experience for the Blind


Video: Hubble 3-D Printing Premiers at AAS

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This video illustrates how 3-D printing is used to convert Hubble Space Telescope images into a tactile learning experience for visually impaired people.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

Selected still images from this video (click to enlarge):

Release Videos

Hubble 3-D Printing Premiers at AAS Running Time: 2 minutes 9 seconds
Behind the Scenes with 3-D Printing Running Time: 1 minute 50 seconds