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Local cluster virtual environment

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A software that creates a virtual replica of our local cluster of stars and draws lines between the stars allowing the user to appreciate the geometry created by the lines by flying through it.

It would also allow you to hold your phone up to the sky and see the stars with the lines between them exaggerated in 3D so you can get a sense of the relationships between them and visualize yourself as more inside the shapes that the stars create.

You could also print out a model of the local cluster with the lines between them on a 3D printer so blind people can get a sense of our local cluster home's structure.

JesusHChrist, Feb 23 2017


       I believe you're line to me ...
normzone, Feb 23 2017

       Mentally travelling through askewed platonic solids, not really organic enough for me.
wjt, Feb 24 2017

       How many stars do you consider to be "local"? If it's only the nearest 1000, that's still 499,500 lines.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 24 2017

       So, taking " 88 lines about 44 women " to the extreme then ...
normzone, Feb 24 2017

       near enough so that the geometry created by the connections between the stars would be understandable by us, like splitting the sky into 12 zodiac signs. So if a blind person was trying to feel the configuration this shape would be figureoutable. So maybe like the nearst 10 or 20 stars.
JesusHChrist, Feb 24 2017

       Have we checked with any blind people on this one?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 24 2017

       // If it's only the nearest 1000, that's still 499,500 lines //   

       Yeah, if you draw a line between all stars. But if you drew a line between each star and it's 4 to 8 nearest neighbors, you could have a very manageable situation. Apply some dimming to lines in the distance. That could be slightly interesting to see for perspective. It would be good to be able to zoom out and view the local star clump in relation to part or all of the galaxy, then zoom out further to get a connected view of nearby galaxies.
scad mientist, Feb 25 2017

       The scatter of stars and galaxies is Chaotic (in the strict mathematical sense) so altho this might look pretty, it's not actually useful in any way.
8th of 7, Feb 25 2017

       so +
JesusHChrist, Feb 25 2017


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