Google Moon

Thursday, May 03, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

In 2005 on the 36th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin Google announced an extension of their mapping service to Lunar space-July 20 ,2005 Google Inc. launched Google Moon( with imagery taken from NASA.
At one can see a map of Lunar surface .The zooming tools on the top left of the map allow you to zoom in and zoom out.
Currently ,Google Moon has mapped the six Apollo space-craft landings(Apollo 11,12,14,15,16 and 17)with their respective dates and people on the respective Apollo mission.All these missions have been mapped with the letters A,B,C,D,E,F on the Google moon map
By the 100th anniversary of the human landing on the moon Google intends to fully integrate Google local search capabilities with Google Moon allowing users to search Business Addresses, and numbers and hours of human space.(Of course they assume we will have colonised moon by then).
The Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (G.C.H.E.E.S.E) has a sense of humour .On the lunar surface as you zoom the map to its maximum the surface of the moon changes to Swiss Cheese…..!!!
The Google Moon site is worth seeing……!!!