How far is outer space?

About the project

This interactive data visualization explores our relationship with outer space by displaying more than 44k meteorites that have fallen on Earth. These fall on the screen in an endless shower, where users can grab them with their mice and see their basic information: name, mass, year and location of impact. As they explore thousands of these rocks that connect us to outer space, they may be reminded that we are only a small speck in an infinite universe.

I developed the project as my final coursework for the "Interactive Media" course at Universidad de los Andes: an introductory class to creative coding with Processing. All meteorite data was sourced from the Meteoritical Society's database.

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