Explore Space with Google Sky

Traveling to the stars has never been easier

To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, Google have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. Using Google Maps this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Google are particularly excited about the ability to view the universe at different wavelengths, to see how it would look if our eyes worked in the x-rays or infra-red. As you explore these new layers, play with the transparency to blend between the different wavelengths and see how different parts of the universe light up at different wavelengths.

If you are interested in what’s happening on the sky tonight or over the next few months then check out the pod casts from Earth and Sky or search for the position of your favourite planet.

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2 thoughts on “Explore Space with Google Sky

  1. I assume this is an early alpha version and will most likely, like any other Google release, be much better in time.

    It’s probably out just to beat MS to the punchline…