Thursday, July 21, 2005

Google Moon + Google Earth

1. Google Moon

Google Maps, but with imagery of the Moon:
"In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20,
 1969, we've added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help
 you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

If you zoom in close enough, you'll find out what the Moon is really made

BTW, the Moon is in perigee today (July 21) - which means the Moon is at
its closest point in its orbit around the Earth (in the current cycle).
If you want to find out more, check out ...
"Inconstant Moon: The Moon at Perigee and Apogee"

2. Google Earth

or, Google Maps on steroids.  It's a desktop app which takes Google Maps
to a new level.  I've held off on featuring this because it's Windows-
only (currently).