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Software Engineer Hacked a Knitting Machine to Create a Giant Tapestry of Stellar Map

Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer hacked an old knitting machine to knit a giant star map out of wool:

Spencer unveiled the fruits of her labors — "Stargazing: a knitted tapestry." The piece features all 88 constellations as seen from Earth, as well as the equatorial line with the zodiac constellations running along it, stars scaled according to their real-life brightness, the Milky Way galaxy, the sun, Earth's moon and all of the planets within our solar system. Spencer made sure to put the planets, sun and moon in specific, strategic positions so that the heavenly bodies indicate a specific date in time.

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