View Full Version : Google Space?

08-22-2007, 10:21 PM
Have you used Google Earth ? Well now, apparently, we can Google space, too.

The heavens are only a few mouse clicks away with Google Inc.'s latest free tool.

A new feature in Google Earth, the company's satellite imagery-based mapping software, allows users to view the sky from their computers.

The 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.


08-23-2007, 08:46 PM
Everyone has gone to Google Moon and zoomed in all the way, haven't they?

08-24-2007, 01:16 AM
It's too bad hubble hasn't given us any new pics in like 5 years or this would be AWESOME.

08-24-2007, 04:20 AM
Everyone has gone to Google Moon and zoomed in all the way, haven't they?Of course.

Lyra Jean
08-24-2007, 05:31 AM
There is also a Google Mars.

10-28-2007, 01:39 AM
It's called "Google Sky", but this is otherwise correct.

You can use Google Earth (http://earth.google.com/) to show maps of other planets; you can easily get Google Earth to map image files onto the globe, image files that can easily be maps of other planets. And you can add points and lines and polygons to mark out places and regions. You can save your cartographic efforts as files, and Google itself has a huge collection (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php/Cat/0) of such files contributed by Google Earth's users, including the sky (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/sky), the Moon (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/moon), Mars (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/mars), and other places (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/postlist.php/Cat/0/Board/offworldmisc).

ETA: Google Moon (http://www.google.com/moon/) and Google Mars (http://www.google.com/mars) are done in the style of Google Maps (http://maps.google.com).

ETA again: some people have created for Google Earth some maps that show how the continents have drifted over the last 600 million years; searching for "paleomaps" in that GE community site yields this nice thread (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Cat=0&Board=EarthNature&Number=13277&fpart=&PHPSESSID=).