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rh_blog_google_streetviewFind your lucky star as Google Street View goes intergalactic.

This week Rabbit and Hare take a few moments out to catch up on an awesome new project on the web over the last month, with Google taking its quest for mapping perfection to another level. Accomplished using a perfect blend of WebGL, CSS3D and Web Audio, 100,000 stars across our galaxy are visualised in perfect 3D.

Using either your mouse or track pad, 100,000 Stars allows you to whizz from one light year to the next, discovering the stars closest to our solar system, all to the haunting soundtrack of Mass Effect by composer Sam Hulick.

The site is optimised for Google Chrome as you would expect, being part of its ‘Chrome Experiments’ series, however the application also works great in Firefox too.

Detailing just a small fraction of the billions of stars in the Milky Way, this is sure to be only the beginning of a truly spectacular series of similar experiments coming out of Google in 2013 and beyond.

And in case you’re wondering, we’ve looked, no aliens sadly. Maybe next time…

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