If you have ever thought about space and wished you could travel to, say, the nearest 100,000 stars, this is for you. It’s an interactive 3D visualization of our stellar neighborhood, with our sun in the middle. You can click on a star to get a close-up of it (with amazing graphics and detail) and a quick description of the star. You can click on the “Take a Tour” button and be guided through a quick trip through space which starts at our sun, and ends at the edge of our galaxy, the Milky Way. You may also toggle a spectral index, allowing you to get a visualization of how hot the stars are! Here are some screenshots I took on my virtual trip through the cosmos:
Or do you prefer “cosmos?” I suppose it doesn’t matter. After all, you aren’t preoccupied with worrying about names or opinions; your only concern is to function, and you do that exceptionally well. I’ll admit that your lack of concern for opinions can be frustrating at times; the goal of science is to decipher your ways and understand how you work, and you have a habit of making that task a difficult one. Though, over time, I’ve grown to respect you for your pertinaciousness.