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Linux.com: Mapping the Universe with Open Source Software

Nov 19, 2006, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

"Astronomers at New York City's Hayden Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space think space exploration should be easily accessible to anyone. To make that possible, they offer an interactive atlas of the universe that anyone can download for free.

"The project, funded by NASA, originally began in 1998 as the Digital Galaxy Project, and was intended to create an accurate, interactive, 3-D representation of the Milky Way galaxy..."

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