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Nasa brings universe to your fingertips with new 3D Instagram filters

Here's how you can access and make most of Nasa's new 3D filters on Instagram so you can explore the cosmos

By  Web Desk   |  
June 08, 2024
Nasa introduces 3D filters enabling users to explore the cosmos. — Pexels, Instagram/nasachandraxray

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has launched new Instagram filters that enable you to explore the space virtually.

However, these new Instagram filters are not like any ordinary filters.

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They are three-dimensional (3D) artificial reality filters that were made using the data from Nasa's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, Techlusive reported.

Nasa launched these filters to commemorate the observatory's 25th anniversary

These filters show three-dimensional images of astronomical phenomena such as Vela Pulsar, Tycho's Supernova Remnant, Helix Nebula, and Cat's Eye Nebula.

According to Nasa, the process of making these filters involved mathematical modelling to create the cosmic muses, thanks to the new techniques available.

The best part about them is that you can access and use these fun filters right away, without the need to update Instagram.

How to access Nasa's 3D Instagram filters

After this, Instagram will open an in-app camera showing the filter applied on the screen.

Remember, Nasa's 3D filters are a limited edition and will be available for free for at least six months.


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