the last visible dog (intertext) wrote,
the last visible dog

To Googley Go...

Oh, the coolness. Google has released a new version of Google Earth that includes Google Sky. You can switch to a "sky" view that shows you the stars, the constellations, all kinds of astronomical goodies. There are "Hubble Showcases" that zoom you into details of phenomena captured by the Hubble telescope. It's wonderful.

In another life, I'd be an astronomer. I would have been one, except that my father convinced me that Girls were Useless at Math. It's not true, but he couldn't have stood the competition. English Literature was okay for Girls, but Math wasn't. This is not to say that I'm not perfectly happy to be an English prof, but I dream of the stars.
Tags: astronomy, dreams, google, google sky

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