March 14, 2006
Google Maps Opening Up New Territories
Was it only five or six years ago that I was browsing online shops for books with comprehensive maps of celestial bodies other than our own blue sphere- only to find a scarce amount of books with big pricetags attached to it?
Today, thanks to the wonderful Google, we have a very detailed map of our moon, which we can zoom into or out of at will, for the price of an internet connection and with features no printed page can offer. Needless to say, I love it.
Apollo 11 Landing site on Google Moon
Now, to make the whole situation even more wonderful, Google has unleashed Google Mars, using data provided by the Arizona State University’s Mars Space Flight Facility.
It is a breathtaking site.
The famous Cydonia region, home of the Face On Mars.
Viking I landing site.
Google proves you can get lost in a map.