March 25, 2014
NASA’s new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic, presented Thursday at the TED 2014 Conference in Vancouver, allows for exploring the Milky Way interactively.
The 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… read more