Year in Search: To Infinity and Beyond

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Alicia Cormie Keyword Team Published Dec 22, 2017 The solar system had its shining moment this year, according to our annual Year in Search. From questions about the solar eclipse to the end of the Cassini spacecraft’s exploration of Saturn, the galaxy turned to Google Search for answers to out-of-this-world questions. Here’s a look at some of the trending searches about space in 2017: Steal my sunshine In August, a total solar eclipse crossed North America for the first time in over a century. The awe-inspiring event spurred a spike in eclipse-related questions, like “how long will the eclipse last?” and “how much of the eclipse will I see?” Safety was also top of mind: Beforehand, searches for “how to make solar eclipse glasses” and “how long you can look at the sun” were trending. Despite the preparation, the top post-eclipse queries were related to “eclipse eye damage”—yikes! Totality hits Eclipse-viewing experiences need a proper soundtrack. Leading up to the big day, the world searched for songs to set the mood. According to search data, these are the top trending tunes that made the cut: 1. “Black Hole Sun” – Soundgarden 2. “Moonshadow” – Cat Stevens 3. “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers 4. “Bad Moon Rising” – CCR 5. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Bonnie Tyler Galaxies far, far away Search interest extended beyond Earth. After two decades of exploring the solar system, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended its journey this year, piquing interest in space exploration. Searches asking “how many people are in space?” and how far away Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are from Earth climbed to an all-time high. And NASA’s search for habitable exoplanets (planets beyond our solar system) had the world asking “How many exoplanets have been discovered?” 10 times more in 2017 than 2016. Last year we searched on Google for the answers to our most universal questions. As we rocket into 2018, who knows what we’ll search for next? 💫 Related stories Search Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS By Zack Reneau-Wedeen Mar 25, 2020 Google in Europe City of Antwerp and Google to digitize 100,000 books By Stefano Reccia Mar 24, 2020 Search Connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources We’re introducing a more comprehensive experience for COVID-19 in Search, as well as other resources to help people stay informed. By Emily Moxley Mar 21, 2020 Search Get helpful health info from the NHS, right in Search People in the U.K. can now find trusted health information from the NHS in Knowledge Panels when they search for over 250 conditions. By Geordy Kitchen Mar 11, 2020 Search Celebrity GIFs: They’re just like us! Using search insights from Google’s GIF search engine, Tenor, we broke down how celebrities are used to convey emotions, feelings and act… By Elisabeth Leoni Feb 27,  » Read More

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