Travel through time with Google Sky Map

Google has probably done as much for global navigation as any other individual or collective cartography entity, and now the search giant (assuming that’s still an appropriate identifier), after giving us access to a blanket of stars, is assisting us in travelling a new dimension: time.

Announced yesterday on the Google Mobile Blog, the new version of Google Sky Map, which is compatible with phones running Android 1.6 and up, allows you to set your visualization period to another year. And, once you’re there, search for heavenly bodies.

Want to know where Jupiter was and if it was aligned with Uranus on the day you were born? Or the day John Kennedy was shot? Or at the start of The Crusades? Give that QR code a scan and test the new feature out for yourself. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to watch The Big Bang….Theory. The show, I’m talking about a show.

Via Google Mobile Blog