>> This astrophysicist has just stepped inside the Milky Way. His name is Oscar Agertz, and he's from Lund University in Sweden. He's using virtual reality goggles to immerse himself in a 3D model of the galaxy, created using data collected from more than a billion stars. In addition to grabbing different parts of the galaxy, I can select different regions of the galaxy.
I can investigate this in greater detail, I can pick up the subset of the data, look at it in great detail.>> Researchers behind this interactive project believe virtual reality technology could have a wave of benefits, from helping astronomers make discoveries that are not possible using current methods to improving our understanding of stem cells.
>> We could in principle have the clinician and a scientist in the same virtual reality environment looking at the same data at the same time. And these people don't even to be in the same room, we could have one person in one country, and one person in another.
>> Pick up these spheres.>> The researchers are hoping to make their Milk Way model available later this year, and further our knowledge of everything from the very smallest cells in the human body to the vast universe around us