360-Degree Galaxy View

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Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA’s new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic.

The star-studded panorama of our galaxy is constructed from more than 2 million infrared snapshots taken over the past 10 years by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.

The 20-gigapixel mosaic uses Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope visualization platform. It captures about three percent of our sky, but because it focuses on a band around Earth where the plane of the Milky Way lies, it shows more than half of all the galaxy’s stars.

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About Chris Ekong

Just a stubborn dude who always like to do what he knows how to do best. I don't like what is hot, I like what is cold and cool. Poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, writer, composer and a Coastal Geomorphologist.

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