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The 16 best starscapes in Google Sky

Travel the universe from your desktop

Here are some amazing images that are literally out of this world. With views of 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies, Google Sky lets you be a virtual space traveller with just a few clicks of a mouse.

9. Stellar outburst

Stellar outburst

Stellar outburst

And you thought teenagers were the only ones to have dramatic flare-ups. This star had an outburst of astronomical proportions, one that the Hubble Space Telescope captured. If you've loaded our Placemark file, you can view the explosion: Load the star in Google Sky and click on the play button near the timeline at the top of your screen. You'll see a slide show of the stellar explosion and the beautiful flash that illuminated the surrounding dust. (Search: V838 Monocerotis)


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