Saturday, July 06, 2013

Free Field Trips Add Fun to Google's App

This month Google has made life better for anyone who's running its Field Trip app on a phone. The Google Field Trip app was designed to make exploring fun places easier by suggesting cool cultural attractions near your current location and providing instant helpful information on these museums, historical sites, zoos and entertainment centers. Now, through the end of July, your phone's Field Trip App will automatically provide a free pass when you are close to 23 of the most popular art, nature, and history attractions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, including the Bronx Zoo and six others in New York City.  Mashable explains more about it and provides the full list of free admission sites.         

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Monday, July 01, 2013

What would the planets in our system look like if they replaced the moon?

Former NASA art director Ron Miller created images of how the planets in our solar system would look to us if they were as close as the moon.  Jupiter and Saturn would fill the night sky while Mercury is only slightly larger than our moon.  The images are incredible so enjoy this new perspective.

Thank You Mail Online (UK)for the pictures and story.

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