3d map of the universe free
By Sam Laird 2012-08-09 21:37:2 UTCEver wished you could zoom through a hyper-realistic map of the universe at many times the speed of light. Now you can.Newly released to the public this week, the largest-ever 3D map of the universe includes includes galaxies that date back seven billion years. 3d map of the universe free are nine main maps on this web page, each one approximatelyten times the scale of the previous one. The first map shows the nearest starsand then the other maps slowly expand out until we have reached the scale of theentire visible universe.
The Nearest StarsThe closest star to the Sun is only 7000 times further than the edge ofour solar system. This map shows all of the stellar systems that liewithin 12.5 light years from us.250 Light Years from the Sun. The Solar NeighbourhoodA large proportion of the stars visible with the naked eye are within250 light years. This map hte this tiny section of our galaxy thatsurrounds our Sun.5 000 Light Years from the Sun. Please include your IP address in your email.
Gradually,the view will slowly zoom out, revealing open clusters of stars in our galaxy(red), then the whole flat disk of the Milky Way with globular clusters ofstars around it (purple), and then the Local Group of other galaxies around ourown (blue).Once the view zooms out to show both the Sun and the center ofthe Milky Way, a white line is shown connecting the two, to give a sense of thescale of the Milky Way.At any time you can click and drag the simulation to rotate itmanually.
You can use the slider at the top to manually zoom in and out, or d3 scroll-wheel on your 3d map of the universe free. Miguel Arago and Mwp Szalay of John Hopkins University and Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium created this amazing view.