A partnership to create an AR solar system

Soon you will be able to explore the solar system from the comfort of your home. Indeed, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just launched a partnership with the Internet giant Google. The collaboration will allow them to create an augmented reality (AR) solar system.

For some time, Google has used the technology of augmented reality (AR) to bring everything to life. It ranges from wild animals, to the planets and moons of our solar system. These 3D models are designed primarily to educational purposes. Because of this, they offer users valuable information on each topic. Today, Google Arts & Culture announced its partnership with NASA.

The goal is to extend its virtual offers with a new online exhibition. The latter will feature a collection of new and improved 3D models of our universe brought to life using AR technology.

However, these 3D models are not limited to entertainment. The Virtual Solar System exhibit features historical annotations. And when these are selected, they display valuable information. The moon, for example, has landing sites for Apollo 11 and Chang’e-4 in China.

NASA and Google partnership will bring more than 60 3D models of planets to Google Search

The online exhibition presents 3D models of every planet in our solar system as well as a variety of moons and comets. There are even 3D models for man-made objects such as spacecraft, satellites and the James Webb Space Telescope.

The aforementioned 3D models are now accessible using Google search in the web browser. No additional app is required to access historical annotations.

“NASA and Google Arts & Culture have partnered to bring over 60 3D models of NASA planets, moons and spaceships to Google Search. When you use Search Google to learn more about these topics, just click the View in 3D button to better understand the different elements of what you’re looking at,” Google announced on its official blog.

CEO Sundar Pichai also announced the new partnership in a tweet.

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