Google Moon goes to Lunar landing sites

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 20 2005 @ 13:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google, in cooperation with NASA, launched a Moon extension of Google Maps and Google Earth with moon imagery. It enables you to surf the Moon's surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings.
1. Why did you do this?
Because we couldn't think of a better way to commemorate the first lunar landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969, than to give our users an opportunity to surf around the lunar surface themselves.

2. Why can't I see the surface in more detail?
Google Moon only has as much data as NASA was able to give us, so there are limitations (for now) on how close to the surface we can zoom.
Check it out here and don't forget to zoom to the max


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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