Hey Space Placers!
Google has come out with a new application that needs to run on Google Chrome which allows you to tour the Milky Way Galaxy in splendid detail.
The app, called 100,000 Stars, is beautiful to see and fun to explore. It is a combination of imagery and excellent art work but has solid science at the foundation.
Touring with it gives you a real sense of the size of our stellar neighborhood.
Check it out here: http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
Sky Guy in VA