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August 22, 2007 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-22

Hubble Teams with Google to Bring the Cosmos Down to Earth

August 22, 2007: Imagine cruising the heavens from your desktop and seeing all the spectacular images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Exploding stars and faraway galaxies are just a mouse click away today through Sky in Google Earth. Sky in Google Earth is produced by Google, the company that hosts the popular Internet search engine, through a partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the science operations center for Hubble. To access the new feature, users will need to download the newest version of Google Earth, available free of charge.

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Credit: NASA, ESA, and the STScI-Google Partnership