Most detailed 3D map ever made of our Milky Way shows over one billion stars


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/29/shiningstar.html


#2

Hopefully this data can be made freely available to anyone and future space exploration games can make use of this data, it’s a bit frivolous I know, but 10 year old me would have been blown away by the knowledge that I was playing in as close a model of our galaxy as possible.


#3

No Man’s Sky mod in 3… 2… 1… :slight_smile:


#4

the data is available, start here.

eta: just realised that I scooped @xeni by two weeks ; )


#5

But not billions and billions?

I expected more.


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The bad news is that they’re almost all just teeny little dots that don’t do anything.


#7

The beginning of this?


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