Published on Nov 15, 2012
100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 individually identified stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist's rendition.
FullHD Video preview. Entire space 3d model. WebGL, CSS3D, Web Audio
Google Data Arts Team
Programmed by some space enthusiasts at Google.
Music by Sam Hulick, whose work you may have heard in the video game, Mass Effect. The track is titled "In a Strange Land" and is used with his permission.
Galaxy images provided by Wikipedia and ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5m/R.Gendler and A. Hornstrup.
Star renderings derived from Wikipedia
Sun images courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.
Star data provided by:
HYG Database, by Astronomy Nexus
Gliese/Jahreiß Catalog, by Dr. Wilhelm Gliese and Dr. Hartmut Jahreiss
Bright Star Catalog (5th edition), by Dr. E. Dorrit Hoffleit and Dr. Wayne H. Warren Jr, and the Department of Astronomy at Yale University
HIPPARCOS Catalog (3rd Edition) by the European Space Agency
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