After Google Earth comes...Google Moon!

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Google out in space...
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In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, Google have added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor.

Because we couldn't think of a better way to commemorate the first lunar landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969, than to give our users an opportunity to surf around the lunar surface themselves.

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hehehe

like the way you zoom right in and it turns to cheese :)

DaveN

Even though.....

...they may be crazy world-dominating megalomaniacs, they've still got a sense of humour!

I hadn't noticed the chease

I hadn't noticed the chease thing, that's pretty cool :)

It's not green! Paradigm

It's not green! Paradigm lost!

pretty funny

great geek humor!

Must be part of G's 10% "way

Must be part of G's 10% "way out there" research.

I love it!

I love it!

A friend just pointed out

A buddy just pointed out the Google Moon help page:

We usually don’t announce future products in advance, but in this case, yes, we can confirm that on July 20th, 2069, in honor of the 100th anniversary of mankind’s first manned lunar landing, Google will fully integrate Google Local search capabilities into Google Moon, which will allow our users to quickly find lunar business addresses, numbers and hours of operation, among other valuable forms of Moon-oriented local information.

And, G is also hiring for the G.C.H.E.E.S.E. project at the Google Copernicus Center. There's a heck of a lot to this. Be sure to click "Next" so you can find all about Googlunaplex.

isn't the full moon

It isn't even the full moon (no pun intended) - zoom all the way out and you'll see that it's just one little image, tiled horizontally.

All that fuss about nothing. Just a gimmick, it's not really useful.

Yeah

Just as I hoped to catch a googly glimpse of the dark side of the moon ;-]

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