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Google Moon Mapping Project

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Nils Luehrmann, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    In honor of the first manned Moon Landing back on July 20, 1969, Google has launched Google Moon, a lunar version of their Google Maps.

    Google Moon uses NASA imagery of the lunar surface and allows you to scroll and zoom in and out along the Moon's surface. Currently they only have a limited area on the moon's surface available for viewing, but it does show the landing areas for the Apollo missions 11-17. (except for Apollo 13 of course)

    Google apparently does plan on expanding the mapping area as well as allowing even higher zoom options. (In the meantime, the clever folks at Google have placed a 'unique' picture for those that try to zoom in too close.) [​IMG]
     
  2. Christ Reynolds

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    the mystery is solved!

    CJ
     
  3. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Well those crazy Googlers are at it again, only this time they are mapping Mars (click on the Google Doodle):


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  4. Jeff Ulmer

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    I wish they would concentrate on Earth, and support Macs.

    This other stuff is sheer lunar sea.
     
  5. David Williams

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    Huh? The Google Earth program is available for Mac here. [​IMG]
     
  6. Steve Kuester

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    That's pretty cheesy if you zoom in on the moon to closely.
     

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