The Creative Sandbox, by Google, has gifted us mortals with a 3D interactive journey through space to over 100,000 stars in our galactic neighborhood.  “100,000 Stars” shows the location of 119,617 nearby stars. The galaxy view is an artist’s rendition based on NGC 1232, a spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. Zoom-in for a closer view of 87 individually identified stars and our solar system. Creative Sandbox derives its data from multiple sources, including the NASA’s 1989 Hipparcos mission.

Embark to 100,000 Stars at http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/. Equip yourself for the trip on your Mac, Windows or Linux with a Web-GL-compatibleGoogle Chrome browser.

Watching 100,000 Stars feels good.  To see beyond our smog- or light-polluted sky and see what’s out there, beyond our world. View a trailer of what you will experience: