Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wanna tour the galaxy in details? Well, the heavens are only a few mouse clicks away with Google Sky, a new feature in Google Earth. The company's satellite imagery-based mapping software allows users to view the sky from their computers.
This cool 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.
This software also promises users the ability to see planets in motion and witness a supernova. What's unique about Google Sky is that you have all the imaging data over the whole of the sky actually streaming, which means you can look at something that covers most of the sky, say our Milky Way galaxy, and you can zoom right into a tiny galaxy that's in the formation cycle.