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


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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.


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


the data is available, start here.

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


But not billions and billions?

I expected more.


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


The beginning of this?


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