Sunday, September 23, 2007

View Galaxy and Stars from Google Earth

Recently, a new version (Ver 4.2) Google Earth allows you to explore the sky. So for those who are interested in astronomy, they should be very excited with this features. Are they?

Anyway, I just give it a few minutes try on this feature. In short, sorry Google, "I don't like it". First, I try search "Nibiru", the tenth planet in our galaxy but no luck. Second, I try search "Earth". Third, "Sun". None of them give me any result. Ok, last chance, I search "Milky Way" our galaxy name, no search result. Ok, I give up. Perhaps I don't know how to search at at all. It is just not user friendly enough.

I try zooming in and zooming out, I'm expecting something amazing like we zooming the earth. It lets me down again. It is not fun to play as compared to the Earth View.

If you are really interested and all the while you study and research all different kind of galaxy, stars, I think you can give it a try. If you are just like me, and expecting something amazing like "Earth" view, an amazing zoom in and zoom out from Galaxy and Stars, let's forget about it.

Some said the stellarium and celestia is better but I haven't tried it out yet. You may want to give it a try. If it is good, let me know.

5 Comments:

Shuva said...

You have kind of let me down. I heard of this few weeks back. Now I have a reason not to try and wait for someone to tell be "Wow, its great".

Anonymous said...

chewyi am very disappointed. I am new to the internet scene at 57 years and look at the stars each night and want to find out what and where they are. They are beautiful and now I once again find another reason not to even bother with the net.
panda

Anonymous said...

i like looking at the night sky each night. but if you can't find a map of the universe in a book or web. whats the point in looking at the stars and planets?
sent by Emma williams

Anonymous said...

does anyone know how hard it is to look at the stars and say ohh theres Zodiem or theres planet Mars its very hard

ChampDog said...

Yes, I think that is hard. When I was scout, I learn how to look at some of the stars pattern to determine the north or south direction. :)

Anyway, I don't know how this Google Earth has evolved. My first experience is I don't like it. Now it could be has been enhanced a lot as compared to my first time using it.


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