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  1. #1 The Moon is Made of Cheese! 
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    And Google proves it!

    Click on Google Moon, a Google site that is very much like Google Maps, and you get a zoomable, positionable map of the Moon based on photographic data.

    It begins centered on the Apollo landing sites, but you can reposition and zoom as you wish. I'm sure btimsah will be kept up all night with it

    For proof of the cheese hypothesis, zoom in step-by-step and you will clearly see that the Moon is, indeed, constructed of cheese.


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    is that cottage or swiss?


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    Follow the link and see for yourself!
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    Looks like Blue Cheese to me! :wink:
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    Why are the craters pointing upwards?
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    i think Wallace&gromit plus all the mice on earth would find this most interesting indeed.

    i however just did the shopping today and have quite enough.
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    LOL @ cheesy surface :-D

    I can't use that site.. Finding alien BUILDINGS require more surface detail. :P
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    what a bunch of crap

    should we all start threads with links to funny/clever/gory sites?
    besides why this subforum?
    it aint science!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gustav
    what a bunch of crap

    should we all start threads with links to funny/clever/gory sites?
    besides why this subforum?
    it aint science!
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    Gustav,

    While it is true that the staff at Google did appear to insert a joke by making the closet zoom of their moon.google.com map/photo site resemble swiss cheese, it is a very serious link.

    The site allows for instant maps of the Apollo landing sites (as I mentioned in the OP) as well as for zooming and finding various craters and features. I admit, like btimsah pointed out, that the resolution is limited, but there is a strong probability that Google will increase the resolution and improve the site as time goes on -particularly if it shows heavy enough use.

    It most certainly was not a trivial link nor was it meant to be.

    I apologize if my OP wasn't clear enough, I suppose I assumed that everyone would actually take the 30 secs to visit the site and see that it was on par with the new maps.google.com site as far as ease of use.
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    Well.
    At the moment it really is kind of a joke.
    Yeah. It's kinda interesting to see the general location of those few Apollo sites, but it doesn't even attempt to be accurate.
    Have you noticed what happens when you zoom out?

    They've tiled one small map so that it covers more area.

    Google is well-known for their practical jokes.
    This is one of them.

    However, it will be very cool if they do make it more functional.
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    1. Why did you do this?

    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.

    2. Why can't I see the surface in more detail?

    Google Moon only has as much data as NASA was able to give us, so there are limitations (for now) on how close to the surface we can zoom.

    3. What happens if I try to zoom too close?

    Well, you'll have to go and find out, won't you?

    4. Is Google Moon a result of your Copernicus initiative?

    Glad you asked, and yes, the development of our lunar hosting and research center continues apace. 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.

    http://www.google.com/help/faq_moon.html
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    It's a good start for GUGLE.

    A really good one is here:

    http://pdsmaps.wr.usgs.gov/PDS/publi...l/moonintm.htm 8)
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    Google should do the same for the moon as they did for google Earth.
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    I hope they do this with other planets in the future. A Google Sun would also be interesting. :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbethil
    I hope they do this with other planets in the future. A Google Sun would also be interesting. :-D
    Yeah that would be cool too see. Mars map? :P
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    An interactive map of the Sun would be immense, however the chromosphere is continually moving so it would be pretty pretty difficult :P
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    I look at the Sun almost daily (weather permitting) with my H-alpha scope. The surface does in fact change, not just on a daily basis but almost by the minute, with prominences, cme's, sunspots and filaments continually moving and changing the landscape.

    There are a number of webpages available to view the sun - many amateur astronomers have h-alpha scopes set-up and running all day long with webcams attached for all to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btimsah
    Yeah that would be cool too see. Mars map? :P
    esa: Mars Express

    Have people already found this?
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