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Friday, August 24, 2007

The sky is no longer the limit for Google Earth

I guess that I'm officially becoming a Google fan boy, I realize that not everyone loves everything that Google does but I've yet to be disappointed. This week Google announced an upgrade to Google Earth called "Sky" that enables users to view the sky as seen from planet Earth. With Sky comes seven informative layers that illustrate various celestial bodies and events: Constellations; Backyard Astronomy; Hubble Space Telescope Imagery; Moon; Planets; Users Guide to Galaxies; and Life of a Star. "We're excited to provide users with rich astronomical imagery and enhanced content that enables them to both learn about what they're seeing above and tell their own stories," said Lior Ron, Google Product Manager. "By working with some of the industry's leading experts, we've been able to transform Google Earth into a virtual telescope.