The Digital Universe Atlas “Redefines your sense of home”

Sometimes a “perspective check” is helpful. Here’s the best one we’ve seen so far, courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History, the Hayden Planetarium, and the Rubin Museum of Art: http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/universe/

The American Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium have engaged in the three-dimensional mapping of the Universe. This cosmic cartography brings a new perspective to our place in the Universe and will redefine your sense of home.

The Digital Universe Atlas includes downloadable “packages” like the Milky Way Atlas and the Extragalactic Atlas (I’ll take two of each, please), and requires free software “allowing you to explore the atlas by ‘flying’ through it on your computer”: http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/universe/about/

Unemployment, war, disaster got you down? Take a little trip. It’s free.

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