Linux.com: Mapping the Universe with Open Source Software

“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

“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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