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Old October 16 2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Interactive Map of the Galaxy

Really cool interactive map of the Galaxy: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

This page might be a better jumping-off point, to explain it: http://www.geekosystem.com/galaxy-map/

And this is cool too: video map of the galaxy: http://io9.com/this-new-video-map-of...erly-513098800
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Old October 17 2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Re: Interactive Map of the Galaxy

It should be searchable. I spent 10 minutes trying to find Wolf 359, in vain. I don't think it's on there.
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Old October 17 2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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I don't think it is there -- Wolf 359 should be roughly in the same direction as Denebola at about 2/3rds of the distance.
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Old October 17 2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Re: Interactive Map of the Galaxy

It's cool that this can be delivered via Web browser, but the subject matter is "too big." Granted, I have an older computer, but I have plenty of apps (like Celestia) that look better and perform much better. And Celestia is searchable.
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Old October 19 2013, 01:20 AM   #5
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great fun, thanks
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Old October 19 2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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DM 61+366 (HIP 9481) aka Gilese 710 is supposed to hit our Oort clound in about a million years. Try doing a search for that.

http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.2160 http://www.solstation.com/stars2/gl710.htm
http://www.technologyreview.com/view...-solar-system/
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Old October 24 2013, 02:32 AM   #7
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Hmmm, I was just noticing that all the planets in the Solar system are exactly on the same plane, which is inaccurate.
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