More than just a simple Google Earth installation, Liquid Galaxy consists of eight displays that are used to create an immersive, 360-degree view of just about anywhere on this planet and beyond, including the moon / mars. Video after the break.

This TED 2010 video showcases Holt running his demo on eight Linux machines and navigating with a six-axis mouse. He also makes use of voice-issued commands to zoom out from San Francisco, California.

[via Popsci]