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web-based Google Sky search not working?

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web-based Google Sky search not working? Charon 7/30/12 3:05 PM
Can anyone confirm that Google Sky search isn't functioning at all? It's not working for me either using names or positions. I know the search is stupidly limited in what it knows, but it's not working even for examples they give (like M31). I've tried this on Firefox (14.0.1) and Safari (5.1.7).
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Charon 7/31/12 4:55 PM
I've had two other people independently confirm that yes, Google Sky search is dead. Still.

Google can index the huge, ever-changing web, but can't keep a working search for a couple thousand celestial objects? Seriously?

And of course there's no way to report this to them.
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? treebles 7/31/12 6:09 PM
I will escalate to Google employees to see if they have any information about this issue.
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Charon 7/31/12 7:30 PM
Thanks. I just wrote an assignment for my astro 101 class to use Google Sky, and they have less than a week to do it... so either it needs to start working again, or I have to rewrite the assignment for Microsoft WorldWide Telescope. And I'd rather not do that, since the WWT, despite having more features, isn't as easy to use.
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? treebles 8/1/12 7:54 PM
Unless it is something simple to fix I would not count on Google fixing it in time for you to complete your assignment.
If I were you I would start re-writing the assignment for the Microsoft product.
Thank you for letting me know of this product, I did not know about it and I will give it a try.
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Daniel (Google Community Manager) 8/2/12 3:05 PM
Hey Charon, 

Thanks for the report, I've sent it to the team to have a look. In the meantime, I'd recommend searching the sky in the Google Earth Client. You'll have to download Google Earth before you can do this:

Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Daniel (Google Community Manager) 8/2/12 3:06 PM
One more question, when did you first experience this issue with Google Sky?
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Charon 8/3/12 10:29 PM
I first noticed it this Monday (July 30). It was working when I was originally writing the assignment last week (I think as recently as July 27).
Re: web-based Google Sky search not working? Anonym.SaCtn 8/9/12 7:52 AM
People, there are a shocking reason why Google Sky isn't working suddenly. Watch the video on YouTube, , and you will get the full picture together with facts that one cannot ignore! Please believe me, this is NO sick joke, although I wish it were. I shall NEVER make a joke out of something so serious that is going to have such a huge impact on every living soul's life on this planet, much greater than we can imagine. You may laugh at me, but I've been studying this in-depth for a very long time and know how to identify the facts from all the speculations out there. After watching the video, and do so as soon as possible before it disappears like Google Sky, you may not laugh at me anymore. I'm talking about NIBIRU or PLANET X!!! Governments all over the world have been telling us it's a hoax, but the evidence the video provides will hopefully stop them bulls******g us. It is hard facts that they simply cannot wish away as a hoax. In the video the presenter gives you the exact coordinates were to find Nibiru, using Google Sky, and for the first time you see what this terror looks like. I believe the coordinates leaked from NASA. He does not say were he got it, but it's frightfully spot-on. Does it make sense to you now why suddenly Google Sky is not working? Convenient huh? Those fuc***s that's been hiding the truth from us all the time is still trying to manipulate us. I'm not cynical or an idiot. Neither have I watched too many episodes of The X-Files. I'm simply just staring the cold facts in the face. Time is running out fast and I don't have all the info of how to survive this. I am certain of one fact though, if you live at the coast or even near it, start preparing to move as far inland as you can. This is the most critical of all because soon all coastal areas will be history and part of the ocean. I live in a small coastal town myself and are definitely moving far inland soon. To stay here is nothing else than suicide. You are most welcome to share your views with me by e-mail, PLEASE do the sensible thing, your life depends on it!