Time-waster of the day: November 15, 2012

Most excellent ambient music? Check. Insanely high nerd quotient? Check. Space? Check. I’m interested. Google Chrome’s 100,000 Stars project lets you zoom and rotate through the (relatively) closest stars to Earth. Zoom all the way in, and you can see the solar system. Zoom all the way out, and you get the Milky Way. In between, you can mouse over random stars that always seem to be the combination of a French last name and some numbers or a lot of Latin. Clicking on the stars gives you some more cool (and likely useless) info. Who needs to take PHYS0220 anyway to be into Astronomy?

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