Google, NASA Set to Take Over the Entire Known Universe?
Posted by telecommatt on August 22, 2007
Okay, I’m really seriously impressed by Google Sky. It’s incredible! When I was a kid I was fascinated by the fact that a telescope could show you what the moon really looked like. Look how far we’ve come! These are actual NASA images that you can interact with. Forget social networking for a moment– It’s these sorts of things that make the internet such an amazing thing, and it’s these things that are the reason that we have to do everything we can to make the internet available to kids and families and teachers everywhere.
No, it’s not April 1st: Google really has launched a service called Sky that lets you explore the heavens from within Google Earth.
You get a 3D view of all the constellations viewable from earth, and
you can explore them in 3D. 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies
Amazingly, the imagery is stitched together from more than 1 million
images, with contributions from the Hubble Space Telescope. That
shouldn’t be surprising, since Google and NASA have already worked together on images that show the earth from space.
Of course, what you really want are screenshots. Here they are:
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