Check Out the Entire Galaxy


This is the 100,000 Stars project, here’s the description released by the developers:

100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 individually identified stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition.

Smoke a joint and bounce around space checking out our neighbors.

Try it and blow your mind at workshop.chromeexperiments.com.

 

12 Comments

  1. Foggy_Otis

    November 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Fresno!

  2. K Dubya

    November 16, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    That’s pretty big…I guess

  3. ecupirate

    November 16, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    looks like what pepper hicks threw up last night

  4. Judge Smails

    November 17, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I can see my house!

  5. wutpie

    November 17, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Big deal, I can do that with a hammer and a box of Fruity Pebbles.

  6. kylechristo4

    November 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I’d hate to be the snob here, but 100,000 stars is just a tiny fraction of the billions of stars in the Milky Way.

  7. Cletus from Brooklyn

    November 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

    This could be interesting, someday…

  8. Toin Coss

    November 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Laser Light Show….. Planeterium….Dark Side of the Moon…….Trippin!

  9. RamlerJerry

    November 17, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Easy on the purple.

  10. Binary Daoist

    November 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Astounding.  I suggest taking a tour.  If you like it you should check out http://www.lsst.org  where a Large Synoptic Survey Telescope  will produce an unprecedented wide-field astronomical survey of our universe using an 8.4-meter ground-based telescope that will be free and open to the public.

  11. mistawag

    November 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I had something like that on my left testical. Doc said it was just a glitter tag and to stay away from strippers for a few weeks.

  12. Guilty Bystander

    November 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    So beautiful. I only wish Fez’s cat had lived long enough to see this.