The Known Universe in 360°

Travel from the Himalayan mountain range through Earth’s atmosphere, out past the Milky Way and into the inky black of space, all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang–now in immersive 360 video. Every planet, star, and quasar shown in this video is based on real scientific data from space missions and telescopes around the world (and in outer space!), visualized in OpenSpace, an open source interactive data visualization software designed to dynamically portray the entire known universe and our ongoing efforts to investigate the cosmos.

See the original version, created by the American Museum of Natural History in 2009.

Want more stunning visualizations of our galaxy, and beyond? Join Museum astrophysicists for monthly guided tours of the universe in the Astronomy Live series, presented live in the dome of the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater.