2007/08/30

Where is Hubble Now?

Today, I posted to the GoogleSky Community a dynamic KML that
shows Hubble current position on the sky. I will soon post a Google Earth version that shows its altitude on the surface of the Earth. On GoogleSky the altitude needs to be zero, so if you display this KML on the Earth Hubble will graze the surface of the Earth...

"Do you know where the Hubble Space Telescope is? It could be overhead or located somewhere else in the sky. When displayed in Sky, you can see where Hubble is projected on the background of stars, and it updates as Hubble moves! Is Hubble visible tonight? Have a look."
See the other KMLs we released at HubbleSite!