Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism, google maps mashup, google video

Star Viewer map

I've just added the 70th video to the Star Viewer map. The latest video is an animation of the supernova remnant N 63A.

This violent and chaotic-looking mass of gas and dust is the remains of a massive star that exploded. N 63A is in the nearby galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Visible from the southern hemisphere, the LMC is an irregular galaxy lying 160,000 light-years from our own Milky Way galaxy.