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Tour the Cosmos with 100,000 Stars

The newest Google Chrome Experiment, 100,000 Stars, combines web technologies to serve up a 3D star map you can manually zoom about or sit back and enjoy a star tour.

From the automated tour that explores the Milky Way with an ever increasing scale to manually moving about the cloud of stars using the zoom and pan feature, the interactive map makes it easy to explore the 100,000 closest stars to our Sun in style. Hit up the link to take it for a spin.

100,000 Stars [Google Chrome Experiments]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/20/12

Comments (3)

  1. indianacarnie

    Think I’ll stick with Stellarium thank you.

  2. DW

    Interesting

  3. indianacarnie

    Yeah…. interesting. Guess Google has contacted the aliens now and want to sell your info to Them ! :) (said only partly tongue in cheek)

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