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Google Sky vs Star Viewer

Google SkyStar Viewer I wonder where Google got the idea for orange text on a black background for their new Google Sky (web)?

Here is a screenshot from Google Sky (released yesterday) and a screenshot from our own Star Viewer (released in January).

Coincidence is a funny thing.

I do like some of their design innovations. For example having image links to galaxies along the bottom of the screen rather than text links in a sidebar (as in our Star Viewer) is an inspired idea.

I wonder if they'll mind if we copy them:).