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#1 Posted on 20.7.05 1039.35
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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.

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#2 Posted on 20.7.05 1210.23
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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)
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#3 Posted on 20.7.05 1531.37
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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"?
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#4 Posted on 20.7.05 1608.04
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Isn't the cheese supposed to be green?

Good joke, though.
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#5 Posted on 20.7.05 1609.12
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    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)
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#6 Posted on 21.7.05 0230.48
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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)
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#7 Posted on 21.7.05 1126.02
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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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