Google AR Lets You Bring 3D Objects, Animals, and Even Astronauts into Your Space

Turn your living room into a virtual zoo, explore the Apollo 11 spacecraft up close and more.
Loukia Papadopoulos

If the quarantine has you bored, you may want to check out all the new features Google search is offering right from the comfort of your own home.

"Augmented reality (AR) in Search lets you bring 3D objects and animals into your space so you can turn your living room into a virtual zoo, explore the Apollo 11 spacecraft up close, or take a picture with Santa." said in a blog postArchana Kannan, Group Product Manager, AR Experiences Google.


Body systems

For the first feature, Google has partnered with BioDigital to allow users to explore different body systems in AR. "Search for circulatory system and tap “View in 3D” to see a heart up close or look up skeletal system to trace the bones in the human body and see how they connect," said Kannan.

There are also labels that give you more information and the option to actually view body parts in real-life sizes.

From body parts to microorganisms, next on Google's list of fun experiences is the microscopic world. "Seeing is often understanding. But tiny organisms, like cells, are hard to visualize unless you can magnify them to understand what’s inside. We’ve partnered with Visible Body to create AR models of animal, plant and bacteria cells," said Kannan.

A museum

Finally, you can turn your quarantined home into an actual museum. "Search for Apollo 11 on your phone to see its command module in 3D, look up Neil Armstrong to get a life-size view of his spacesuit, or step inside the Chauvet Cave to get an up-close look at some of the world's oldest known cave paintings, which are usually closed off to the public," said Kannan.

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Are you excited yet? Because we are. And best of all, Google offers you the chance to record all your adventures and share them with your friends.

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