Are you interested in astronomy? Are you like to watch the night sky to see the twinkling stars and wondering where all these come form? Ever wondered how many stars in the sky? Then this project is for you, you can go for a mind-boggling trip to 100,00 stars.. Google started a new project-an experiment to provide the visualization of the galaxy. This is a new Chrome Experiment called 100,000 Stars. The music is from Mass Effect’s Sam Hulick, the experiment makes use of Google Chrome’s support for Web technologies like WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio, as well as imagery and data from sources like NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a very nice visualization of the galaxy.
The experience provides a visual experience about our galaxy in a browser. You can opt for the guided tour or you can decide to virtually explore the outer reaches of digitized space all on your own. The experiment will allow you to zoom in and out through the galaxy, spin your stellar neighborhood around in circles, you can easily view artistic renditions of the stars closest to the sun. You can also read about our cosmic neighbors. When the site loads, the sun like loader opens first, then start focusing optics, then fetching of the stellar data started. It took some time to load the stellar data, based on your internet connection speed. You can use your mouse or trackpad to zoom in and out to explore our galaxy. Zooming in reveals the names of the most prominent stars close to the sun. To learn more about the stars, simply click each name and see a digital rendition. Zooming in further shows the relative location of the Oort cloud, the planetary orbits, and the Sun. Zooming out gives you some context for where we are in the Milky Way.
With over 200 billion stars, there is a great problem in visualizing the exact location of every star in the galaxy. But using the imagery and data from a range of sources, including NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), Google were able to take one small step in the direction of plotting the location of the stars closest to our sun. This is an incredible interactive visualization of 100000 stars you can view in your web browser. It also works fine in other WebGL browsers. But, please keep in mind that this view is an artist’s rendition. How is your experience ?