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July 20, 2009

Google Goes to the Moon

I have always been a huge fan of Google Earth. When they added the ability to explore Mars as well, I was thrilled. I love looking at the space craft panoramas and being able to explore this distant world on my laptop. Today, I discovered Google Moon. The image on the left is a 3D model of the Apollo 11 lander. There are also two guided tours of the moon. I teach astronomy in my "free time." Tools like this are great.

You can download Google Earth here