TAKE A TOUR OF OUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH “GOOGLE’S 100,000 STARS.”
Image Credit & Copyright: Google. CLICK for larger image and look below for information and links.
Created only for the Google Chrome web browser, 100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of our local stellar neighborhood that gives you the ability to zoom in, out and around the region. As you zoom in, 87 popular star names are labeled in this stellar map. All images are artist renderings and not actual images but as you will see it doesn’t much matter as it’s a great tool to get lost in.
If you choose to check it out let me know what you think. It’s a great initiative and if taken seriously I believe Google could really be onto something here, especially if they can get their hands onto some of the new star mapping data out there and add more star names etc.
100,000 Stars: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/
100,000 stars blog post & intro: http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/100000-stars/