Explore the stars with this interactive Star Mapper

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Jan Willem Tulp, in collaboration with the European Space Agency, produced the ESA Star Mapper. It shows nearly 60,000 stars in a combination of different scales and projections. Be sure to switch to “explore” mode and click on the play button to see a prediction for how the stars will move over many years. [Thanks, Jan]

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