STAR GAZING

sky-mapWith a new free app called “Sky Map,” you can point an Android phone at the sky to identify what stars or planets you’re looking at.

It uses the Android phone’s GPS locator and programming to calculate the position, line of sight, date and time. You can put your finger on the phone and point the Android around the sky to learn about other areas.  If you’re wondering where Mars is, you can click “search” and type “Mars.”

The Android is now the number two selling smart-phone, according to NPD Group, a consumer research company in New York. The Blackberry is still number one and the iPhone number three, You can get the Sky Map application at Google.com/sky/skymap.

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