An Interactive Visualization of Over 100,000 Nearby Stars

100,000 Stars is a 2012 Chrome Experiment that’s an interactive visualization of 119,617 nearby stars in relation to the Sun. Users can zoom in and zoom out while also twirling to get a full-on 3D model.

It shows the location of 119,617 nearby stars derived from multiple sources, including the 1989 Hipparcos mission. Zooming in reveals 87 individually identified stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition based on NGC 1232, a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way.

100,000 Stars

via Coudal Partners