Posted by: Tony Carson | 22 August, 2007

Google Sky: astral traveling

Google is going to do to the sky what it has done to terra firm.

Google Sky will enable users to float and zoom in on over 100 million individual stars and 200 million galaxies. Users will view the sky as seen from earth.

It has created different layers which will show the life of a star, constellations, high-resolution images provided by the Hubble Space Telescope and a users guide to galaxies.

“Never before has a roadmap of the entire sky been made so readily available,” said Dr. Carol Christian of the Space Telescope Science Institute in this Reuters article, who co-led the institute’s Sky team.

Google, which created Google Earth to give Internet users an astronaut’s view that can zoom to street level, said the service would be a playground for learning about space.

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Responses

  1. okay, this will be fun for five seconds and thats it

    http://www.drunkenpanda.com

  2. When you are feeling big headed a trip to space will put things in perceptive.


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