Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism, google maps mashup, google video

New Video Added to the Star Viewer

I've added a stunning video from NASA of the Carina Nebula to the Star Viewer map.

The video is a three-dimensional trip into a giant mountain of cool hydrogen and dust in the Carina Nebula, a vast star-forming region in our Milky Way Galaxy.

The nebula is too far away for the Hubble Space Telescope to see in true three dimensions. But this visualization creates foreground and background elements based on an approximation of how the region might be distributed in a 3-D volume. A virtual camera flies through this synthesized space to create a 3-D effect.