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Google Sky on the Web

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Not content with mere global domination, Google launched Sky last year--a downloadable companion app to Google Earth that let users explore explore planets and stars in the night sky. Today they've introduced a Web version of the app, which gives non-downloadable access to tens of thousands of named objects in the sky.

As in Earth, users can zoom and scan the sky and enter the names or coordinates of objects for instant access. The app also offers infrared, microwave, ultraviolet, and x-ray views of objects, as well as selectable highlights from Hubble and other telescopes.

Google is offering the app in 26 localized languages and is featuring a gallery of "Earth & Sky" podcasts designed to improve the app's reach as an education tool. More info is available on Google's LatLong Blog.

Google Launches Web-based Sky - AppScout

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