Next stop, Mars?

Recently, we’ve seen NASA released 360 images of Mars. It’s earthlings first virtual reality feel of the red planet. NASA used the technology of Oculus Rift, the VR product of Facebook. The Martian landscape does look unwelcoming and relentlessly oppressive. The Rover, the probe NASA has sent to Mars, seems to withstand the alien elements. Clearly, the Rover is designed with magnetic stability and atmospheric pressure in mind, two critical physics laws that affect instruments in space. We’re reminded of this situation because, not too long ago, when men first set foot on the moon, a watch had to endure the same space environment so as not to compromise data accuracy. In fact, it’s NASA’s choice of a watch to accompany astronauts: Omega, the first watch on the moon. Next stop, Mars.
 
Omega is available at Schiffman's in Downtown Greensboro.
 
 

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