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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:55 am 
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First they did the Earth. Then they did the Moon. And now, they've done Mars.

I hope they go back and update the Moon map with the same level of detail they've given the Mars map.

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Now I wasn't allowed to tell everyone that because the news release was embagoed until noon UK time today! But I did notice that the site was up and running this morning.
Incidentally a video simulation of a trip down Mariner Valley has also been launched today which happens to be Percival Lowell's 151st birthday.

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Paul Sutherland wrote:
Now I wasn't allowed to tell everyone that because the news release was embagoed until noon UK time today!

Bit pointless really isn't it? When was the last time that Google released a facility to an unsuspecting world? ;)

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Thanks davep not seen that before! I like the extreme close up of the moon!


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Google Moon is remarkably poor considering the level of detail in which it has actually been photographed. It seems to have been done just as a joke.
Some months ago I wrote to Google suggesting they do the night sky. As we know, it is simply the mapping of a sphere, just like the Earth and it would be great to zoom in on individual galaxies.
Actually, the Earth is not a sphere of course and I gather that is why on Google Earth the Greenwich Meridian lies about 100 yards to the East of its correct position!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:21 pm 
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Doh! I was wondering at Google Mars at 5.30a.m. over breakfast. Wish I'd posted earlier, and unwittingly broken the embago :D


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Looks really good the amount of detail is great. Will have a better look later on.

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