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How to Use Google Earth and Google Sky

Updated on December 30, 2016
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L.M.Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

What is Google Sky

These are free applications within Google Earth that allows all users on the internet to access it.

Users can explore the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations online from their own home.

Google Mars
Google Mars

Images from Google Sky in 3D

So far Google have made available to us over 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies. Included with Google Earth is an in-depth exploration of the Planet Mars and the Moon.

There is so much data, photos and information on the Moon and Mars that they have their own Applications within Google Earth.

How to Download Google Sky

  • If you have already accessed the Google Earth free download on your laptop.
  • Click on the Sky icon.
  • This will bring you to the main Google Earth homepage.
  • Scroll down and click on the Google Sky icon.
  • If you do not have Google Earth on your laptop then just search for
  • This will bring you directly to the Sky application.

Explore the Stars

You can now start to view all the planets, galaxies and stars in the Universe for free.

The views and features are exactly the same in both applications.

But Google Sky can be viewed in twenty six different languages and can be used from any web browser and operating system.

We can view these awesome images because they have been collected from Hubble Space Telescope, NASA satellites, other satellites orbiting our Earth, Digital Sky Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Google Mars Images

Mars can be visited online with Google Earth Mars
Mars can be visited online with Google Earth Mars
Mars as seen on Google Mars Images
Mars as seen on Google Mars Images
Spitzer Galaxy
Spitzer Galaxy

Google Mars

There really is a fantastic amount of information from Mars that you have access to straight from your laptop here too.

We are lucky that we have had many successful space explorations to Mars. We therefore have lots of images, information and photos from this planet.

Google Mars gives us the opportunity to see these images that were recorded from spaceships such as the Spacecraft MRO which orbited Mars and other spacecraft that landed on Mars.

These were the two Exploration Rovers called 'Spirit' and 'Opportunity'. These two machines continue to drive around the surfice of the planet Mars collecting data, images and photos.

Google Sky

If you are interested in viewing the stars, planets, galaxies and all things in our Universe then go to Google Sky. This is all free if you have access to the internet on your laptop computer.

So why not have a look for yourself and see if you find the images, photos and information available as awesome as I do.


There is an opportunity to use the awesome photos and Google images on your own Blogs and Websites. owns the copyright of all images.

But the company has given permission for users of their Sky, Mars, Moon and Earth Applications to add images to their blogs and websites as long as the user gives proper credit.

This is a fair and excellent exchange.

Adding a Link

If you wish to add a link to anything you have found while searching and viewing Google Sky then this is made very easy for you.

You can share your experience with readers of your blogs and websites.

There is a ‘Link to this page’ where you just have to click and you automatically get the html.


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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This is too cool, viking305! I love Google Earth, but hadn't heard about Google Sky... I must be so out of it. It's so cool! And Google Mars... jeez, I know what I'm going to be playing with after work. Thanks!

      Oh, BTW- this Hub is the first winner in the Share and Share a Like contest! You've won the Day 1 Daily Drawing!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for reading Simone. Google Sky is really fantastic and so is Google Mars. I spend hours on them lol.

      And thks for the good news of the draw win that is great!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I bookmarked this one! I write a lot about space and exploration. Rated Up!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Awesome hub. Bookmarked. :) congrats on your win.

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      Blake Atkinson 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Love it. Great information. I wish I could get it on my phone...I'm sure it won't be too long.

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      India Arnold 5 years ago from Northern, California

      I was clueless about these Google Earth apps until reading your hub, great stuff! Nice work and VERY deserving of the contest win!


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      Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

      I enjoy Google Sky myself. Beautiful and useful for educators.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Google Sky is amazing. There is so much to see and explore with the amount of stars, planets, galaxies and all things in our Universe.

      Google Mars and Google Moon are really worth taking an internet trip to.

      Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave a comment

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      Jehu 2 years ago

      google ski is great please continue this great source of information you

      realy make my day.exploration is great earth and ski,sea and land.Thank

      you very much,please have a wonderful day,May God continue to Bless your intellect.

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      L M Reid 2 years ago from Ireland

      Some of the images that Google has online now of Mars and the Moon are truly amazing to see. It is all free to use too which is great.

      Thank you Jehu for your kind comments

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