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Now This is a Galaxy Map!

If I was going to hang a large print on my walls I wouldn’t go for some art piece or a photo (although I do like to dabble in photography from time to time), no what I’d probably go for is a giant print of our galaxy or one of our close neighbours. Even better would be something that was interactive as I’ve always enjoyed programs like¬†Celestia¬†that let you zoom around the galaxy, checking out all the billions stars and (just recently) their orbiting planets.

It seems some of the guys at Microsoft have a similar appreciation:

The Microsoft Surface has always been an amazing piece of kit and it never fails to surprise me when they bring out yet another innovative idea based around it. Whilst I can’t really think of any kind of practical use for something like this I do think it would be awesome as a tool to get people interested in space (kids especially).