100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of the stellar neighborhood created for the Google Chrome web browser. It shows the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars. Zooming in reveals 87 major named stars and our solar system. The galaxy view is an artist's rendition.
The project allows users to zoom in and out using the mouse or track pad on a notebook. You can get more information on stars, including their name, and you can see a digital version of the real star. It reminds me a little of that old Windows screen saver with starts zooming by.
Google helps you kill time with 100,000 Stars experiment