Google 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 are included.
Screenshot of Sky in Google Earth
Google’s Lior Ron writes:
You can now explore the universe from the comfort of your chair. Zoom in to distant galaxies hundreds of millions of light years away, explore the constellations, see the planets in motion, witness a supernova explosion; it’s like having a giant, virtual telescope at your command — your own personal planetarium!
To use Sky, just download the newest version of Google Earth and click on the new Sky button on the toolbar at the top of the screen.
Link via Mashable
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on Aug 13, 2007
Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on August 12th, 2007:
- Miniot – Natural protection for your iPhone. Carved from a single piece of the finest woods, with your monogram, logo or personal message engraved.
- Sounds from Mountain Park – These are MP3 files that were digitized from Mountain Park’s old 8-track master tapes. The sound quality is consistent with 8-track tapes recorded in the 1970s.
- Prism Collection – If you didn’t splurge on (oh no we’re gonna say it) an iPhone yet, Nokia’s new 7500 and 7900 Prism cell phones are surely worth some consideration.
- Fly Me to the Moon: Space Hotel Sees 2012 Opening – “Galactic Suite,” the first hotel planned in space, expects to open for business in 2012 and would allow guests to travel around the world in 80 minutes.
- Album Speech – Collection of Speak & Spell type machines
- The Atlas Mech Case Mod – Congratulations to Don Soules from Michigan for crafting the “Atlas” mech PC case mod.
- Transform an old laptop into a MP3 player – These instructions show how Tony Pascalon transformed an old laptop with a broken screen (white strips on the screen) into a design MP3 player.