Sunday, March 16, 2008

Slashdot | Google Sky Now Available Through Your Browser

Slashdot | Google Sky Now Available Through Your Browser:
Posted by Soulskill on Sunday March 16, @09:21AM
from the ooooh-shiny dept.
Ars Technica brings word that Google Sky, formerly only available as an extension of the Google Earth software, is now accessible through your web browser.
"'Visible light only shows us a small picture of the entire universe; non-visible spectra such as ultraviolet (UV), infrared and X-ray hold a whole other world of information. Here is where Google Sky becomes very cool. There are three more sections that highlight fantastic images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the GALEX Evolution Explorer (UV), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (IR). What makes these very cool is that under each selected body there is a slider that will change the displayed image back and forth between the visible and invisible spectrum.'"

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