Saturday, March 15, 2008

Turn your web browser into a virtual telescope with Google Sky

Diego Gavinowich loves coding and astronomy. Google saw the potential in the young man and asked him to code a standalone web application of Google Sky. The earlier version of Google Sky was a part of Google Earth program. Gavinowich new version only needs an Internet connection to be run. People around the world can search for planets, listen to podcasts, watch some beautiful Hubble Space Telescope images, or explore historical maps of the sky within any web browser. This will actually turn your web browser into a virtual telescope. Google Sky has tens of thousands of searchable objects and can show the sky in different lights as microwave, ultraviolet, x-ray or infrared. You can also watch famous images from the Hubble Space Telescope and find current positions of the planets. Watch the video below and learn how Google Sky works.

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