Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Google SKY!

There's a brand new upgrade to Google Earth today that includes THE SKY! Yes, now you can zoom through space to see planets, constellations, the moon, and much more. I've raved about other stellar (no pun intended) astronomy websites and programs before on this blog, and now GE has topped even them. The biggest difference is in the amount of information, Hubble photos, and links provided in GE. There are several "layers" that can be turned on including Backyard Astronomy, Hubble Showcase, User's Guide to Galaxies, and Life of a Star to name a few. Here's an image captured in GE Sky from the Google LatLong blog, created by the Google Earth and Maps team:

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