Google takes you into orbit with the click of a button
(WTVR) – Google is working on a way to send you into space, sort of.
The company’s creative lab has put together a new project called 100,000 Stars. The project is still being called experimental at this point, the search-engine giant has plotted 100,000 stars in an interactive map of outer space. Using imagery and data from NASA, the European Space Agency and other sources together with the Chrome browser’s support for advanced web technologies.
The site lets you pan, zoom, and research all about the stars closest to the sun. Zoom in on the stars, and you will see their names and more from Wikipedia, including just how hot it is with a color index map.
Google decided to focus only on 100,000 stars, not the billions out there, so don’t worry about your computer crashing when you try to open the page.
The imagery, while stunning, is just an artist’s rendition. Google wants to remind people it’s more for fun rather than for scientific research.
You can check it out for yourself here.