100,000 Stars

NOTH­ING QUITE LIKE SOME UNI­VER­SAL PER­SPEC­TIVE. stars.chrome­ex­per­i­ments.com

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An ex­per­i­ment by the ter­rific Chrome team, 100,000 Stars ex­plores the depth and breadth of the Milky Way galaxy via in­ter­ac­tive graph­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tions. Once you’ve landed on the site, you can click ‘play’ and be taken through an ever-ex­pand­ing se­quence, show­ing you the rel­a­tive scale and dis­tance be­tween our plan­ets and sun com­pared with the dis­tance to the near­est star, star clus­ter, and so on. The demon­stra­tion is full of per­spec­ti­val in­for­ma­tion and de­tails, such as the var­i­ous lengths of time it would take us to reach ob­jects as close as the sun and as far as our near­est star; al­pha Cen­tauri. You’re also free to zoom in and out and in­ter­act as you please, spin­ning your point of view and click­ing on any va­ri­ety of stars to find out more in­for­ma­tion on them. You can also fil­ter your view by the Spec­tral In­dex, al­low­ing you to see just how hot some stars are.

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