It’s a great, big universe!

This is an awesome video by the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, and was directed by data visualization expert Carter Emmart. There’s is a lot more information available online about it, including background about the production.

But Phil Plait let me know about another feature:

But perhaps the coolest thing is that you can download their atlas — which has stars, galaxies, nebulae, everything — and use it to create your own fly-through of the Universe!

The software is not all that simple, but it can be used to create all sorts of tours of space. If you download it and make some, then post links to what you’ve done in the comments!

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