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The researchers used an old method called trigonometric parallax, which calculates distance by tracking a single celestial object's apparent shift in position as seen from Earth's orbit in two separate places, months apart.
The team also has made record breaking measurements of parallax, a term that, boiled down, means a measurement of distance between objects in relation to each other.
The phenomena, also known as parallax, allowed scientists to determine how elevated or sunken the features imaged by their Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on New Horizons were.
Measuring these shifts, or parallaxes, lets astronomers calculate the stars’ actual positions and movements through the galaxy with great precision, a field of study called astrometry that Gaia and its predecessor Hipparcos have revitalized.
By carefully directing light, Sharp's display uses a filter called a parallax barrier to transform that blur into 3-D magic – no lame eyewear required.
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Origin and Etymology of parallax
First Known Use: 1580See Words from the same year
medical Definition of parallax
- motion parallax governs the way objects appear to move when the eyes or head are shifted
- —Edmund Andrews
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