Aside from being eye candy, this Living World model was “created using real space data culled by Eiichiro Kokubo, Assistant Professor at Japan’s National Astronomical Observatory and Osaka University’s Kato Tsunehiko.” Product page. Click here for first picture in gallery.

This 12cm glass cube contains a pint sized model of our home galaxy. It’s not just an abstract rendering; there are 80,000 individual points, representing the relative positions of 80,000 real stars, based on data from Japan�s National Astronomical Observatory

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