Google, NASA to bring the solar system in 3D to mobile screens
Google is excited about augmented reality and is ramping up its efforts in the field. Thanks to its AR technology, it will now bring 3D models of planets, moons and spaceships to Google Search as well as smartphone screens.
The tech giant has partnered with NASA on its latest space exploration project. In addition to integrating into search, Google Arts & Culture has partnered with NASA to launch a new online exhibit focused on modern science and astronomy.
NASA and Google Arts and Culture have partnered to provide Google Search with more than 60 3D models of planets, moons, and NASA spacecraft. "When using Google Search to learn about these topics, simply click on the '3D View' option to get a better grasp of every part of what you're viewing," Google revealed on its official blog. "
These 3D annotations will also be used in Google Search for cells, biological concepts such as the skeletal system, and other educational models. "You can even leverage Augmented Reality(AR) to project these models into your space [room] when you're on your phone," Google noted.
Users can now explore the Apollo 11 landing site on the moon in 3D, as well as the base station of the Mars Pathfinder rover, the James Webb Space Telescope, various components of the Artemis SLS rocket, the interior of the International Space Station, and more. "The experience is also a way to inspire future students who may be interested in working as our next generation of explorers," Google said.