Just over six months after it launched as a feature of Google Earth, Google Sky is spinning off into a separate web-based offering. The site, http://sky.google.com, is the internship project of a finalist in the Latin America Code Jam, Diego Gavinowich (with help from some others, of course). Today marks the official announcement of Google Sky’s web-based version.
Of course, we all remember this isn’t the first time Google has eyed the moon.
Fun facts of the day: no matter what anyone else will tell you, unlike other stars and planetary satellites, the Earth’s Sun and Moon have no official names. Other than, of course, “The Sun” and “The Moon.”