Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Google Moon

We have all seen the cute Google graphics on holidays and aniversaries. We have also reported on Google Earth and when they added 3D. Well Google is not limited to maps of the Earth. In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, they’ve added some NASA imagery to form Google Moon showing the location of six different places where Apollo missions (11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) landed and the names of the astronauts. You can even click on the "+" and go closer. Click for maximum magnification, and you will see that Google has a sense of humor.

I never realized the moon was so small. Click the right arrow four times, moving to the east, and suddenly you will see the landing area again.

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