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Google Universe

let's look outwards rather than inwards.
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I'd love it if when browsing the planet a la Google Earth, you could twist round and have a look at what the rest of the universe looked like from that point on the earth's surface.

It could be a really nice educational tool too, if they got everything astronomically correct according to the date. I for one would like to have a better look at the full Moon over Sydney tonight.

neilp, Feb 12 2006

Inspired by Google_20Ocean
Google Ocean [neilp, Feb 12 2006]

Full Moon as seen from [neilp]'s exact location http://sheazy.multiply.com/video/item/1
...then looking back from the moon. (4.5 meg Quicktime movie) [Shz, Feb 12 2006]

Celestia's probably what you want http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
Go anywhere in the Universe :) View anything from anywhere. A little more awkward, in my view, to browse planets. Not the same resolution as G.E. [Dub, Feb 12 2006]

Stellarium is sort of similar http://www.stellarium.org/
Tell Stellarium where you are on Earth, and it'll show you what stars/constellations you should see. [Dub, Feb 12 2006]

Google Sky http://www.google.com/sky/
Like Google Earth, only the other-way-round [Dub, Mar 14 2008]


       I thought this was going to be a feature mapping the universe, and I was all set to link to Google Moon.
dbmag9, Feb 12 2006

       I do like on Google Moon how when you zoom in too far it turns to cheese.
Giblet, Feb 12 2006

       But can it map what would happen to the galaxy if one were to collapse a star, al la Star Trek?
RayfordSteele, Feb 12 2006

       Baked - I think - Check out Celestia - It sits alongside Google Earth and Stellarium on my desktop
Dub, Feb 12 2006

       Starry Night Pro does an exceptional job. At my local Astronomy Club's last meeting, we were messing with total-known-universe fly-throughs, watching how constellations change over time (it can go up to the year 99999, don't know how far back), and other such things. Great idea, [neilp], but a few years too late.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 12 2006

       (Latest Google Earth now does this. {Waves to Mr Google})
Dub, Mar 13 2008


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