Take a VR trip billions of years into the past of the Cosmos and navigate through galaxies and voids …
Comic Stroll 2 is a Google Cardboard compatible mobile app for Android and iPhone that gives you that chance to explore the data captured represented in the Galaxy map (right) created by Astronomers as part of the The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS Sloan Digital Sky Survey) project using data collected during the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
The app takes you to the virtual Exhibition, which gives the user an explanation to the nature of the universe and how we can travel back three billions years and explore these distant objects. Then step through the airlock and look around at actual images of galaxies and move amongst them.
This mobile app is free to download and use.
Cosmic Stroll 2 is now available from the Apple AppStore & Google Play Store.
Cosmic Stroll 2.0 has been developed with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth and has been further developed by our creative team and our new dedicated AR and VR company called Imersar.
Cosmic Stroll will supports Android and iPhone and operates with any Google Cardboard compatible headset.
This is the second version of the application that is based on initial work by the the ICG developing models of the universe using the data captured by the Sloan Telescope SDSS project and the ICG’s own supercomputer called Sciama.
With this VR App the user can explore this amazing cosmological data and visit the most distant regions of the younger universe.
There are already a vast number of galaxies to explore in this next step in the application’s development. We expect to add more of the 1.3 million galaxies we have data for.