Stunning Interactive 360 Immersive Video of Time-lapse of the Milky Way
The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The name “milky” originates from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky, where individual stars that can be seen by the naked-eye include all the stars in the sky as part of the Milky Way.
If you are accessing this 360 video via Android phone, simply click here to and open the video via the Facebook app (iOS coming soon). If you have a Gear VR, simply tap the “Watch in VR” Oculus icon, and you will be prompted to insert your Samsung Galaxy phone.
From Earth, the Milky Way appears as a band because its disk-shaped structure is viewed from within. Galileo Galilei first resolved the band of light into individual stars with his telescope in 1610. Until the early 1920s, most astronomers thought that the Milky Way contained all the stars in the Universe.
Later observations by Edwin Hubble showed that the Milky Way is just one of many galaxies, now estimate as many as 200 billion galaxies exist in the observable universe.
How To Watch 360 Video
YouTube and Facebook supports playback of 360 videos from the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. Safari is not supported.
You will need to open the video using the latest version of the YouTube app for Android and iOS.
For an immersive experience, you can even watch 360 degree videos with Cardboard via the YouTube Android app. Once the 360 video is launched, simply click the Cardboard icon on the lower right corner and insert phone into the Cardboard. The Cardboard playback feature currently does not support iPhones.
From Gear VR
If you have a Gear VR, watching Facebook 360 videos is never easier. Just launch the video via the latest Facebook app, and notice on the left corner a “Watch in VR” Oculus icon. Simply click the icon and you will prompt to insert your Samsung Galaxy phone into the Gear VR headset. Then all you need to do is to seat back and enjoy the video. Other 360 videos platforms are available through Samsung Milk VR, Vrideo, iM360, NextVR, Littlstar, and Oculus Videos.
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