The 7 - Random - Google Moon
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Oliver Scrapple Level: 130 Posts: 1424/5007 EXP: 25506079 For next: 224567 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 545 days Last activity: 539 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: 96 Posts: 1181/2430 EXP: 8762504 For next: 226315 Since: 3.1.02 From: GA in person, NJ in heart Since last post: 5 hours Last activity: 2 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: 643230 For next: 16939 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 756 days Last activity: 74 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: 101 Posts: 1864/2781 EXP: 10624413 For next: 93299 Since: 16.4.02 From: Green Bay, WI Since last post: 864 days Last activity: 219 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: 66 Posts: 651/1091 EXP: 2395330 For next: 66534 Since: 23.7.04 From: Baltimore, MD Since last post: 3516 days Last activity: 3244 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: 136 Posts: 2591/5511 EXP: 29901950 For next: 195042 Since: 12.1.02 From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 8 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: 112 Posts: 1288/3556 EXP: 15042688 For next: 295565 Since: 17.11.02 Since last post: 59 days Last activity: 58 days # 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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