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(Chrome Experiments)   Enjoy this mind blowing visual representation of the nearest 100,000 stars   (workshop.chromeexperiments.com) divider line 8
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8515 clicks; posted to Geek » on 17 Nov 2012 at 7:19 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-17 04:31:38 PM  
2 votes:
This is insanely amazing.

Also, my carrier task group is leaving the gravity well on route to demolish some pirate frigates.
2012-11-17 04:30:29 PM  
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

/it's also full of AWESOME
2012-11-17 09:42:18 PM  
1 votes:

fisker: I cant find the star I named my mom after as well.


I thought it was Betelgeuse. A supergiant that'll eventually explode for being too heavy, and when you say the name three times, she comes.
2012-11-17 09:16:06 PM  
1 votes:
This is awesome. I have a laminated picture of Jeri Ryan next to my monitor and now I can pretend I'm in Astrometrics with her. Totally wasn't expecting this fantasy to come true!
2012-11-17 06:51:58 PM  
1 votes:

basemetal: Okay, that is wicked cool, submitter.


You're welcome, but I can't take all the credit, I only did the hard part of linking to it, someone else did the easy part of making it.

WorldCitizen: Slaxl: I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?

Nope, not at all.

I wish we could put a live feed camera looking back at Earth from a good distance...close enough to see the big features (like continents) but far enough out to realize how small it is. Maybe Moon distance? Then every time someone starts getting all nationalistic and tribal I wish we could make them just stare at the live feed for about 5 minutes to remind them how small minded they are being.


Well with payload costs looking to diminish, and HD cameras small enough to fit on pens maybe soon we can set up a network of cameras in geosynchronous orbit covering the whole earth. Need money though... Kickstarter?
2012-11-17 06:02:12 PM  
1 votes:
I look forward to the day when there exists just such a map of the galaxy with information on every star with planets n' stuff. Also stick more cameras in space so it's less a digital representation and more a live feed...

Do I ask for too much?
2012-11-17 05:47:51 PM  
1 votes:

WorldCitizen: GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.

Nerd.


Dude, it's a map of local space. It better farking have Vulcan on it.
2012-11-17 05:45:22 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: This is really cool, but some well known local stars are missing. For instance, I can't find 40 Eridani.


Nerd.
 
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