Google maps the galaxy

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Google's latest extenstion for its Chrome Web browsers is virtual tour of the Milky Way Galaxy.

After you've watched the tour, there's limited interactivity. You can zoom in and out of a basic 3D model that maps the actual positions of the nearest 100,000 stars to Earth.

If you use Chrome as your web browser you can check it out here.

Otherwise, here's a video:


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Really good start but I want a higher resolution, suitable for a 24" monitor running 1080p. Really look forward to playing with something like that if its kept up to date with the stars with planets as we find them.

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Next up, exo-planet mode, mapping the exo-planets discovered so far.

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