Date
10 December 2018
If we are to build a base on Mars, identification of resources and danger zones would be highly critical. Photo: NASA
If we are to build a base on Mars, identification of resources and danger zones would be highly critical. Photo: NASA

NASA working on space version of GPS

With the help of the global positioning system (GPS), finding your way anywhere on the planet has become so easy. But what if we are not talking about the Earth?

NASA’s Frontier Development Lab and Intel are reportedly working together to develop an equivalent system for use in space, using artificial intelligence.

To test the effectiveness of the system, researchers have created a virtual moon, by gathering 2.4 million images and then inputting them into an AI system.

When such a space navigation system is up and running, astronauts can simply record its surroundings with a camera, and then the system will automatically guide them around and help them navigate the barriers on the way.

If we are to build a base on, say, the moon or Mars, identification of resources and danger zones would be highly critical, and this space positioning system would come in handy in such cases.

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