Find Stars and Planets From Your Mobile With Google

More cool space stuff from the folks here in Mountain View, The Telegraph reports:

Google is preparing to launch a mobile phone application called Star Droid that can help amateur astronomers identify stars and planets.

The search engine software will use GPS technology to compare the position of the phone user with existing maps of space, attaching name tags to the stars and planets that can be seen through the phone’s viewfinder.

The California-based internet company already offers a Google Sky facility that gives online browsers a map of space similar to its Google Earth and Google Street View services.

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