Thursday, August 23, 2007

Google Sky allows Web surfers to tour the universe

Looks like Google has taken over the whole universe!! Whats next, Google alternate evil universe mapping.

Google Sky allows Web surfers to tour the universe( From GLIT Report)

The heavens are only a few mouse clicks away with Google Inc.'s latest free tool. A new feature in Google Earth, the company's satellite imagery-based mapping software, allows users to view the sky from their computers. The tool provides information about various celestial bodies, from stars to planets, and includes imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope and other sources. It also allows users to take virtual tours through galaxies, including the Milky Way, from any point on Earth they choose. There are other programs that provide information and pictures of the universe, but Google Sky blends it seamlessly, said Andrew Connolly, a University of Washington associate professor of astronomy and part of Google's visiting faculty program. More.

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