The hot topic in Geek World last week was Google Sky. The latest version of Google earth included some pretty cool looks at outer space. CNET had directions:
To navigate to Sky, one must first download the latest version of Google Earth. A tiny round black icon with a planet resembling Saturn will then appear in the toolbar. Click on this to switch from Google Earth's Earth mode to Sky mode. Alternatively, one can also choose "Switch to Sky" from Google Earth's View menu.
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