“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” That’s the beginning of the entry for “Space” in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and now an Elite Dangerous commander has created the biggest drawing in all of space, using his ship to chart the Elite logo over the Milky Way.
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Using a couple simple utilities, plus freeware photo editing software GIMP, Commander Malibu traced an expedition that involved 6,500 jumps across a total of about 375,000 light years. It took him about a month to complete his voyage.
Malibu told Kotaku that the drawing was just him “enjoying the game my way,” and that “I’ll keep doing that as long as I can.”
If you want to create your own drawings of your Elite journeys, you can use Commander Orvidius’ travel history video creator, which uses your pilot journals to trace your paths through the galaxy.