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Take a trip through the Milky Way with this brilliant interactive map

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Hey, who here wants to feel utterly insignificant? If that's you, then you'll love this interactive map showing you the location of 119,617 nearby stars.

It's called 100,000 Stars and it was compiled by Michael Chang and the Data Arts Team at Google's Chrome Experiments lab. Using the map, you can zoom right in to our solar system, and then pull back through our local star system, and then all the way outside the Milky Way for a spectacular view. The map also has an interactive tour to get you started.


Oh, and apparently you don't need Chrome to make it work.

Here are some screen grabs:


[ h / t Geekosystem ]

Related: 3D video map of the nearby universe out to a distance of 300 million light-years.