The 7 - Random - Google Moon
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Oliver Scrapple Level: 125 Posts: 1424/4828 EXP: 21953770 For next: 500457 Since: 20.6.02 From: Derkaderkastan Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 6 hours # 1 Posted on 20.7.05 1039.35 Reposted on: 20.7.12 1040.23 Yup...Google has taken their mapping programs and taken it to the moon. It's really, really cool! http://moon.google.com Their FAQ is really, really funny, and the detail is awesome. It on;y covers a small area, but it includes a list of the flight crew on every Apollo mission that's landed there. Oh, zoom to the closest detail level. Awesome stuff. -S Promote this thread!
EddieBurkett Boudin blanc Level: 91 Posts: 1181/2279 EXP: 7258505 For next: 210436 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 4 hours # 2 Posted on 20.7.05 1210.23 Reposted on: 20.7.12 1210.37 When I first saw the markers, before I realized they were for the Apollo missions, I thought, "Wow! There are Weiners on the moon!" (edited by EddieBurkett on 20.7.05 1310)
Jobberman Kishke Level: 44 Posts: 312/423 EXP: 580471 For next: 30818 Since: 2.1.02 From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Since last post: 656 days Last activity: 50 days # 3 Posted on 20.7.05 1531.37 Reposted on: 20.7.12 1533.01 That is pretty cool. Is it me, or does anbody else have a problem making their eyes see the craters as craters and not convex "bumps"?
The Thrill Banger Level: 99 Posts: 1864/2780 EXP: 9665406 For next: 334629 Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 15 days Last activity: 17 hours # 4 Posted on 20.7.05 1608.04 Reposted on: 20.7.12 1609.27 Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
Isn't the cheese supposed to be green? Good joke, though.
BigSteve Pepperoni Level: 64 Posts: 651/1091 EXP: 2137493 For next: 76616 Since: 23.7.04 From: Baltimore, MD Since last post: 2616 days Last activity: 2344 days # 5 Posted on 20.7.05 1609.12 Reposted on: 20.7.12 1609.47 Originally posted by Jobberman That is pretty cool. Is it me, or does anbody else have a problem making their eyes see the craters as craters and not convex "bumps"? They do look like bumps. Incidentally, why does the highest magnification turn the moon yellow and make it look like swiss cheese? Am I missing something? EDIT: Whoosh! That joke went right over my head until I read The Thrill's post. I had the temptation to totally edit my post, but aren't we all allowed a little stupidity at some point?
(edited by BigSteve on 20.7.05 1710) (edited by BigSteve on 20.7.05 1712)
ekedolphin Scrapple Level: 131 Posts: 2591/5340 EXP: 26007809 For next: 416881 Since: 12.1.02 From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 6 hours # 6 Posted on 21.7.05 0230.48 Reposted on: 21.7.12 0231.24 This would be much, much cooler if, you know, any given spot on the moon didn't bear a striking resemblance to every other given spot on the moon. Also, I'm not an astronomy expert or anything, but the moon can't possibly be that small. But, yeah, I know, it's supposed to represent the area around the lunar landings and that's it. (edited by ekedolphin on 21.7.05 0332)
Cerebus Knackwurst Level: 107 Posts: 1288/3429 EXP: 12907641 For next: 183712 Since: 17.11.02 Since last post: 3 hours Last activity: 3 hours # 7 Posted on 21.7.05 1126.02 Reposted on: 21.7.12 1127.58 Google has made it so you can take a 'trip' from outer space to your home using the satalite map they have. Have they set it up yet so you can 'travel' from the Earth to the Moon yet?
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