100,000 stars

Okay, so let’s be honest: I’m a science geek. And astronomy is pretty high on that list.

But how anyone could fail to be amazed at Google Chrome’s ‘100,000 stars’ experiment is beyond me. I mean, just look:

100,000 stars: a screenshot of the Chrome experiment

This incredible visualisation is only a snapshot of the massive extent of our universe. Image: Google.

If you’ve got Chrome, just click on the link above and you can explore the stars in the Milky Way in the same way you might with Google Maps: just zoom in, zoom out, grab and move. It’s amazing what the internet can do: now you can browse our galaxy!

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