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James Cameron Putting 3D Camera on Mars
The Avatar director and 3D proponent is working with NASA and Malin Space Science Systems to develop a 3D camera for Mars exploration.
September 01, 2010 by Rachel Cericola

Director James Cameron seems to be single-handedly keeping 3D in the news.

Aside from talking up the re-release of “Avatar,” his latest 3D endeavor will capture life on Mars—no, really!

Aside from working with Guillermo del Toro, one of Cameron’s next collaborations will be with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Malin Space Science Systems. According to Popular Mechanics, the three will develop a stereoscopic camera for Mars exploration.

“Not only a 3D camera, but a 3D motion camera,” Cameron told the magazine. “So if it all goes the way it could, we could be shooting a 3D movie on Mars. No actors, though.”

The camera, which is expected to capture 3D images of the Red Planet, will be part of the Mars Science Laboratory. That’s set to launch in fall 2011.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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