Another article from back in June, this time posted by New Scientist. Basically, it talks about a concept for astronauts wearing spacesuits with “geology skills built in.” The prototype consists of a hand-held video camera connected to a wearable computer, but later versions may link the camera to a head-up display within an astronaut’s visor […] the prototype flags up anything a geologist might find interesting, based on its unusual or distinctive appearance […] The team tested the system in Guadalajara province in central Spain, using it to scout for evidence of sandstone beds deposited by water. The system agreed with human geologists 68 per cent of the time. That’s funny. Sometimes I feel that’s about how often I agree with my geology professors on exams.
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