Friday, 24 August 2007

Google Reaches for the Sky

The latest version of Google Earth (4.2)was released earlier this week and contains a great new feature, Google Sky. This new resource allows you to view the night sky from any position on earth, observing constellations and galaxies as well as tracking life cycles of stars.

It's well worth getting the free upgrade to Google Earth to allow this feature on your computer. For those still using Google Earth 3 it's important to upgrade as developers are adding new content to the software all the time.

The next big development is the ability to placemark Youtube videos onto Google Earth. Hopefully we'll add a Kellett video to the Hong Kong map soon.

Google Sky can be downloaded via Google Earth here;

Below, astronaut Sally Ride discusses Google Sky on Youtube.

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