Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Hubble Birthday

Interacting Galaxies Map

April 24th was the 18th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Telescope. To mark the occasion NASA and ESA released a series of images of interacting galaxies. Some day these new images will be added to Google Sky. However if like me you can't wait for Google to update its Sky imagery you can view some of the new images on this Google Map of interacting galaxies.

I have to add the disclaimer that this map is one that I put together myself. I produced the map by overlaying the Hubble images on Google Sky. The images are loaded onto the map via a KML of the interacting images. This means that you can also view the images in Google Earth.

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