Monday, February 2, 2009

Google "Mars"

I wouldn't be a very good space nerd if I didn't post about this. There is now an overlay to "Google Earth" where you can check Mars out, with lots of the imagery from the spacecraft we've sent there superimposed. It's nothing short of awesome. Check out the news article.

Several years back, right after Google Earth was first released, I emailed the good folks at Google and suggested that they do this very thing. I don't know if I was just one of a million people who made that suggestion, and they never even emailed me back, but it's good to see it finally come to fruition. They also include specific images from the NASA archives, with links to descriptions of the different things to be seen. It's awesome.

4 comments:

Angel said...

No way -- really? They did it? Super cool.

Melody said...

woah, cooool....

Melissa said...

Are you kidding me on the Voyager thing? Clearly Star Trek Next Generation was the greatest of all the Star Trek series. Voyager was o.k., but Captain Janeway bugged big time, and do you remember that inane episode where she and Chikotay are stranded on some island and evolution turns them into "higher beings," i.e. lizards? You can't tell me that isn't lame.

Melissa said...

I'm going to tell Angel what you said about Seven of Nine and her enhanced outfit :) And I will admit that Voyager is probably number 2 on my list of Star Trek series (never watched Deep Space Nine) so it's not really that lame, but I just can't get over Janeway.

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