Explore Galaxy With New Google App

Star Droid helps cellphone astronomers with GPS, maps, tags
By Jess Kilby,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2009 10:03 AM CDT
The image made May 4, 2009, by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 is of the planetary nebula known as Kohoutek 4-55.    (NASA)
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(Newser) – Budding astronomers will soon have a new cell-phone tool that spots the stars they’re looking for, the Telegraph reports. Google’s Star Droid helps stargazers navigate the night sky using GPS technology that cross-references the user’s position with existing space maps, and adds identifying tags to the heavenly bodies that can be seen through the phone’s viewfinder. No release date has been announced.