So, the internet has made it possible for people to go into space without oxygen masks and heavy space suits. Ahem, its Google again…..

Google Sky has been revamped in a new web interface which does a better job than it used to do when it was in Google Earth. With its trademark – powerful search it can search a lot of known entities in the sky. I did not like the interface much though.

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Well I had tried Stellarium a few months back and believe me it got me hooked to it. With a nice interface, it was an amazing piece of application.

Another most awaited service is The WorldWide Telescope (WWT), a Microsoft Research product, which, with its rich visualization environment functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe. The kids love it…. Its going to be released this spring…. Wonder what’s taking them so long…..

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