Explore the galaxy in 3D with data from the Gaia satellite


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/20/explore-the-galaxy-in-3d-withd.html


#2

Be careful! Douglas Adams warned us about this type of thing:

“The prospective victim of the Total Perspective Vortex is placed within a small chamber
wherein is displayed a model of the entire universe - together with a microscopic dot bearing the legend “you are here”. The sense of perspective thereby conveyed destroys the victim’s mind.”


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Shouldn’t the Gaia satellite point at Earth? Space is whatever the opposite of Gaia is.


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They can turn it around and pan Gaia whenever they want.


#5

Are you saying the galaxy is evil?


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