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Google pioneers new way to lose an hour with 100,000 Stars. You're welcome.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/25/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Navigate between stars and appreciate the vast distances between them with 100,000 stars.

Google has once again made it easier for you to lose hours of worktime productivity by playing with their latest product, 100,000 Stars. The program works in Google's Chrome browser and allows a user to zoom about in three-dimensional space viewing the locations of the stars nearest the Sun.

100,000 Stars is a great way to pass some time checking out what's around us in space.

100,000 Stars is a great way to pass some time checking out what's around us in space.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/25/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Google, 100, 000 Stars, interactive, map


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Google, the galaxy has at least 200 billion stars, and mapping all of them is fairly impossible. Still, the nearest ones can be mapped quite easily and Google has created an interactive online application that allows you to fly between them with the scroll of a mouse wheel.

Google had this to say about their accomplishment:

"Visualizing the exact location of every star in the galaxy is a problem of, well, galactic proportions. With over 200 billion stars, capturing every detail of the Milky Way currently defies scientists and laptops alike. However, using imagery and data from a range of sources, including NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), we were recently able to take one small step in that direction by plotting the location of the stars closest to our sun . . . The experiment makes use of Google Chrome's support for WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio. Music was generously provided by Sam Hulick, who video game fans may recognize as a composer for the popular space adventure series, Mass Effect."

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To view this amazing application, use the Google Chrome browser and navigate to 100,000 Stars. Watch the video by clicking play in the upper-left hand corner of your screen, then enjoy your journey to stellar neighborhood close to our own!

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