Google has brought new features now, the Apollo 11 module in Google search app. Google has long been betting heavily on augmented reality in its search engine. The company has published different models of the human body , animals and even dinosaurs. Now it’s the turn of Google Arts & Culture , Google’s culture app, which has just been updated with new 3D objects and animals.
On this occasion, the protagonists are some prehistoric animals , such as the Cambropachycope, the Aegirocassis or the Lactophrys bicaudalis. We also have a skeleton of the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale (1:20 scale). Finally, Google has added another features, the Apollo 11 lunar module , an astronaut suit, a portrait of Frida Kahlo and the well-known painting “The Kiss.”
In order to access these 3D models, it is necessary to download the Google Arts & Culture application, which is available for free on Google Play and the App Store . Once installed, you can either browse the app to find the augmented reality section, or click on the following links to access it directly.
- Spotted trunkfish
- Blue Whale Skeleton
- Stella sandeel
- Apollo 11 Module
- Space suit
- Portrait of Frida Khalo
- The kiss
The application will open the 3D model and allow us to move it with our finger, but it will also show us a button to show it in augmented reality. It is important to note that it is necessary to have an active network connection, either WiFi or mobile, in order to download the model. Once that is done, you just have to wait for the app to analyze the surface and voila, the object will appear and we can observe it from any angle.
The animals and objects have been designed together with different entities, such as the State Darwin Museum in Russia, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington or the Natural History Museum in London. One of the most curious models is that of the Cambropachycope, a 1.5 mm long insect found in Sweden . It is so small that the model is made at a 400: 1 scale. Also striking is the Aegirocassis, a marine animal that lived 480 million years ago. Where we see it, the Aegirocassis measured 2.1 meters.
If we take a look at the space elements, the Apollo 11 lunar module is a recreation of the cockpit that Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins were in during the first manned mission to the Moon in July 1969. The spacesuit, For its part, it belongs to Neil Armstrong , the first man to set foot on the Moon on July 20, 1969.