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

Note: No screencap does the thing justice; you’ll have to go to the website and play space ranger on your own. However, clicking the ‘Take a Tour’ button in the upper left corner is a good place to start.

100,000 Stars is a website with a 3-D interactive map of the Milky Way Galaxy you can zoom in and out of to explore our little neck of the universe. Fun fact: did you know that Voyager 1, the furthest-from-earth man-made object, is only a scant 17-light hours away? That’s not very far in the grand scheme of things, but still way further than I could swim without cramping up and drowning. Now get out there and claim yourself a star! Just a heads up though: I got like four bought for me as birthday presents when I was a kid so those ones are off limits.

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