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Google now makes NASA artifacts and prehistoric animals viewable in AR in its Arts and Culture app

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Google has enhanced augmented reality features in its Arts and Culture app by making a number of prehistoric creatures and NASA historical artifacts available for view to users.

If users want to take a better have a look at the traditional crustacean Cambropachycope or Apollo 11 or Neil Armstrong’s lunar spacesuit out of your front room this is the best feature.

The function overlays reveal into the settings of the users, permitting them to view the animals from any angle and take pictures. Users will now be able to find the augmented reality exhibits in the Arts and Culture app by searching for AR and then tapping the View in Augmented Reality button in the pages supporting exhibits.

Once the user has positioned the exhibit into his room, he is free to move it or take pictures utilizing his telephone’s digicam.

The announcement comes as many museums around the world are starting to open up after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.

However, due to health and safety measures mean that many still aren’t as accessible and open for people to make visits. The AR will come handy to a great extent; even if it does not match the sense of viewing that a user would get seeing a 25.2 meter-long statue of the blue whale skeleton in London’s Natural History Museum.

The other additions to the app are prehistoric creatures like the Aegirocassis, in addition to objects like a pre-Inca statue that dates back to 500 BCE can be viewed in augmented reality.

Over the years the app has added a couple of AI twists on its assortment. In 2018 it launched a function that would match user selfies against famous portraits. And not too long ago it added a photo filter feature that edited your pictures in the model of well-known painters.

Along with museum exhibits, Google has also been adding augmented reality creatures to its search results.  Earlier Google introduced several animals to its AR 3D search results, and the list included eagles, sharks, lions, horses, and more. Then four months later, the company while expanding its offering added a number of insects and dinosaurs to its growing list of 3D animals.

Google has not mentioned which hardware is required to view its latest museum exhibits in augmented reality but its previous AR features required users to use an ARCore-supported Android device, or an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.