Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Sky's the Limit

Google SkyNeed a map of the constellations in a hurry? Want to see Hubble's beautiful photographs of distant galaxies?

Traveling to the stars has never been easier. Check out Google Sky at

UniverseSimilar to Google Maps, you can scroll around the galaxy. Popular locations have text blocks of information making your sky journal educational as well.

In addition, you can view the sky with these views:
  • Infrared - An infrared view of the sky from the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS). Change the transparency of this layer by moving the slide bar to blend the optical and infrared.
  • Microwave - A view of the microwave sky from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which shows the universe as it was 380,000 years after the big bang.
  • Historical - The sky as drawn by Giovanni Maria Cassini (printed in 1792) showing the constellations in their classical form from the collections of David Rumsey

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