Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Explore Space with Google Sky

The constellations of Andromeda, Hydra and Vulpecula are now just a mouse click away for star-gazers, following the launch of Google Sky. The tool is an add-on to Google Earth and will allow astronomers a chance to glide through images of more than one million stars and 200 million galaxies. Optional layers allow users to explore images from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as animations of lunar cycles.

"The basic idea is to take Google Earth and turn it on its head," Ed Parsons, Geospatial technologist at Google told the BBC News website.

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