Video:How to Use Google Skywith Shane Murphy
Learning how to use Google Sky can be fun because you can explore the universe from your computer. Here, learn how to use Google Sky so that you can get started on your exploration.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Google SkyHi, I'm Shane Murphy, your technology Guru for About.com. Today we'll show how to use Google Sky to explore the universe.
What Is Google Sky?Google Sky is one of the functions inherent to Google Earth, you before you can start you'll need to head over to "google.com/earth" and follow the instructions for download and installation. With Google Earth open, simply click the planet symbol at the top and select Sky to be taken to a map of the cosmos from the perspective of our planet.
How to Navigate on Google SkyMost of the same navigation tools found in Google Earth or Maps still apply here: you can click and drag to move in any direction, use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, and utilize the search field on the left to find a specific galaxy or nebula. Many of the more popular celestial bodies have information pages tied to them, so you need only click on them to discover facts like apparent magnitude or its technical designation. Many of the blue links in these articles will take you to Wikipedia or other information resources so you can learn more. Google Sky is a fun and dynamic way to learn the lay of the land in your universe while looking at some of the most impressive space photography taken by Hubbell. Check out About.com's dedicated Google channel for more useful information on optimizing Google's wide array of applications. Thanks for watching…to learn more, visit About.com!
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