100,000 Stars

A Google Chrome Experiment entitled 100,000 Stars creates an interactive world in which users can explore some of the more ‘local stars’ in the Milky Way Galaxy. The beautifully rendered universe provides information about 87 specific stars and plots the locations of more than 119,000 individual stars. The  experiments excels in illustrating the sheer amount of stars within the Milky Way and creating a true feeling of our presence in space, akin to Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot photo, or the classic powers of 10 video.While incredibly cool and fun to look at, the creators post a quick warning,

Warning: Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do not use this visualization for interstellar navigation.



[via Reddit]


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