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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


Video: The Sky in Google Earth

Running Time: 1 minute 53 seconds

A total of 129 of Hubble Space Telescope's best images have been incorporated into Sky in Google Earth. This easy-to-use Internet tool enables users to view and navigate through 100 million individual stars and 200 million galaxies. High-resolution imagery and informative overlays about the Hubble images create a unique educational environment for visualizing and learning about space. Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore worked with Google programmers to assemble a tapestry of Hubble images to embed in the desktop planetarium program.

Video Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Estacion (STScI)

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