Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever Made. Seriously.
Astronomer discovers strange new planets that don't orbit stars - io9 We usually think of planets as always orbiting stars, but it looks like a lot of planets are off on their own in space. Find out how they formed, why they're isolated, and how we spotted them. The central bulge of the Milky Way was looking a little too bulky for Notre Dame astronomer David Bennett. Or rather, it was looking a bit bright.
Description 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the planets in time to see how they move in relation to each other - Virtual Orrery - Planetary exploration with info texts and additional views such as structure - Dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake. Eris) and their orbits - Comets (Siding Spring, Lovejoy 2013, Lovejoy 2011, Panstarrs, ISON, Halley) - positions and trajectories - Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from a given location - Changes in the night sky during night, month and year - Searching of the stars and constellation, ecliptic line, grid lines and more Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky
Planetarium - Interactive star map and virtual sky
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The Summer Night Sky - 360 Degree VR Panorama Camping in Utah's sparsely populated desert areas provides opportunities to view the night skies with little light pollution. This view of the summer night sky was captured from the dry (well, muddy) bed of Sevier Lake in Utah's West Desert. The links in the bottom left corner provide access to a view with several constellations outlined. The winter night sky as seen from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument brings with it the prominent constellation Orion. - Martin van Hemert
The Scale of the Universe