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    Default GoogleStarView: Beautiful remedy if you are feeling a bit too self important today.

    That's not what it is really called, works in chrome and new firefox apparently

    An interactive map of our neighbourhood. Zoomable. Go nuts.

    Check it out:


    http://workshop.chromeexperiments.co...ews%3Athinking


    It is best viewed with this image in mind, the simulation above stops at the top row of this image.

    http://www.jonfr.com/spacewatch/wp-c...ALLER_JPEG.jpg


    The simulation is of our galaxy. One of many. How many? Well we once looked into the sky with hubble and found a patch that looked empty.

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    We focused hubble on that tiny speck of darkness and opened the shutter.

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    What we saw was thousands of more galaxies, thousands of things just like the simulation above, in just that tiny little piece of space we thought was empty.



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    Interesting speaking of software have tried stelarium awesome little program almost like a planetarium in your pocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur90379 View Post
    Interesting speaking of software have tried stelarium awesome little program almost like a planetarium in your pocket
    Absolutely, really great for camping with its offline abilities. Awesome for impressing kids with your satellite knowledge and predicting space station passes!
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    I like the way it does the constelation drawings because so many of my geusts can see the constelation in the sky until they see the picture then it suddenly pops up and they always seem to be amazed that they havent noticed it befor hehehehehehe

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