Experience Galaxy with Google’s 100,000 stars

Updated on September 1, 2017

Wanna go a galaxy tour? We know the answer would be a big yes! Google takes you an amazing space tour with its 100,000 stars experiment.

100,000 Stars is an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming would reveal 87 major named stars and our solar system.


Zooming in further shows the relative location of the Oort cloud, the planetary orbits, and finally the Sun!  Zooming out gives you some context for where we are in the Milky Way. The tour button in the upper left takes you to a  quick trip to some of the coolest perspectives in the galaxy.

The experiment makes use of Google Chrome’s support for WebGL, CSS3D, and Web Audio. Music by Sam Hulick, who video game fans may recognize as a composer for the popular space adventure series, Mass Effect.


Go to chrome experiments to visualize space now!

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