The 7 - Random - Google Moon
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Oliver Scrapple Level: 128 Posts: 1424/5007 EXP: 24203178 For next: 178588 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 29 days Last activity: 23 days # 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: 93 Posts: 1181/2347 EXP: 7906262 For next: 146578 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 7 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: 45 Posts: 312/426 EXP: 611438 For next: 48731 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 240 days Last activity: 202 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: 100 Posts: 1864/2781 EXP: 10088648 For next: 265784 Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 348 days Last activity: 194 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: 2251129 For next: 84511 Since: 23.7.04 From: Baltimore, MD Since last post: 3000 days Last activity: 2728 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: 133 Posts: 2591/5387 EXP: 27467434 For next: 385306 Since: 12.1.02 From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA Since last post: 285 days Last activity: 123 days # 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: 110 Posts: 1288/3536 EXP: 14130619 For next: 278313 Since: 17.11.02 Since last post: 6 days Last activity: 13 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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