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Google is said to be preparing to launch a massive repository of science data at research.google.com.

The project, known internally as “Palimpsest” will become a home for terabytes of open-source scientific datasets built on the data visualization technology from Trendalyzer.

According to a Wired report, the storage will be free to all scientists, access to the data will be free for all and the new site will have YouTube-style annotating and commenting features.

Two planned datasets are 120 terabytes of data from the Hubble Space Telescope and images from the Archimedes Palimpsest.

We thought Google knew everything, now it will know even more.

Source: Google To Become Open Source Science Repository