Take a Walk Around the Milky Way With This Brilliant Interactive Map

Take a Walk Around the Milky Way With This Brilliant Interactive Map

If you want to feel infinitely insignificant, then this interactive map showing the location of 119,617 stars around us, will certainly help you. It’s called 100,000 Stars and was created by Michael Chang and the Data Arts team from Google’s Chrome Experiment lab. Thanks to the map, you can walk through our solar system and even go beyond the Milky Way. The view is amazing. The good news in this case is that you don’t even need Chrome to run it. And don’t miss to “Таке а Tour” by pushing the Play Button on the top-right corner! Here are some...
Scientists Reveal the First Accurate 3D Map of the Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists Reveal the First Accurate 3D Map of the Milky Way Galaxy

Our home galaxy is not the thin, clean spiral we had envisioned. Researchers created the first 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy and figured out what makes it warped and twisted. So, we now know that the Milky Way isn’t flat. Scientists from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia have published a new study in the journal Nature Astronomy revealing an unprecedented 3D map of the galaxy we live in. The scientists used the locations of 1339 ‘standard’ stars to map the outline of the Milky Way galaxy called Classical Cepheids....