The W
Views: 100841997
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.11.07 1624
The 7 - Random - Google Moon Register and log in to post!
(469 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
Oliver
Scrapple
Level: 127

Posts: 1424/4957
EXP: 23518826
For next: 207805

Since: 20.6.02
From: Kolob

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 16 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: 92

Posts: 1181/2317
EXP: 7653863
For next: 103104

Since: 3.1.02
From: GA in person, NJ in heart

Since last post: 18 days
Last activity: 9 min.
#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: 312/426
EXP: 603453
For next: 7836

Since: 2.1.02
From: West Palm Beach, FL

Since last post: 115 days
Last activity: 76 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: 1864/2781
EXP: 9953990
For next: 46045

Since: 16.4.02
From: Green Bay, WI

Since last post: 222 days
Last activity: 69 days
#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: 65

Posts: 651/1091
EXP: 2214641
For next: 120999

Since: 23.7.04
From: Baltimore, MD

Since last post: 2874 days
Last activity: 2602 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: 132

Posts: 2591/5387
EXP: 27107994
For next: 24010

Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 160 days
Last activity: 4 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
Scrapple
Level: 109

Posts: 1288/3486
EXP: 13638457
For next: 321233

Since: 17.11.02

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 56 min.
#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?
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: SEWAGE FLOOD OF THE DAY
Next thread: I love this...
Previous thread: Entertainment Center
(469 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - Google MoonRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.222 seconds.