New Map of the Universe Lets Users ‘Travel Through Space and Time’
Swiss researchers say they have completed the most detailed virtual reality (VR) map of the universe ever created.
The map permits users to “travel through space and time,” the researchers said in a recent statement. It can be imagined as a kind of Google Earth, but for the universe. The map was created by a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
With the help of VR headsets, users can visit places in the universe virtually. This includes the International Space Station, the Moon, Saturn and far away exoplanets.
The software program is called the Virtual Reality Universe Project, or VIRUP. The researchers said they combined the largest data set of information about the universe to create the three-dimensional (3D) experience.
People can see the virtual …
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