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Google has switched on the Moon in Google Earth to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The newly included Moonscape for Google Earth features 3D terrain of the lunar surface for users to fly around and explore like they already can with Mars and Earth. Users can also switch the scenery into …


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  1. Andus McCoatover
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    Top points...

    ..for the Google Logo today. (it's on, it doesn't seem to be on or

    Took me a moment to decode it, but ... brilliant!

    Moderatrix- can You add it to a relevant page somehow? Of course, I can't put the piccie up myself.

  2. Scarborough Dave

    Sorry but I still can not see

    The flag, remnants of Lander or wheel tracks.

    Need more detail please.

  3. Andus McCoatover


    <<Here's a video blog post showing off Moon in Google Earth>>

    That snap in the article is a Playmobil reconstruction, surely??

    (If not, can we get one? Pretty-Phleeth!! Oh, go on Lester, the world+dog's begging forrit. If you do, I'll send a scan of a packet of 'Grocer's apostrophe-laden Carrot's' to ya.)

  4. Code Monkey


    I've not looked at Google Moon since it launched. Great as it is I'd love to see the return of the cheese when you go to maximum zoom.

  5. Dr Patrick J R Harkin

    Am I missing something?

    On screen, there's a man, next to a sign which says "Harrison H. Schmitt". He says "I'm Jack Schmitt." I never really understood why Jack is 'short for John, but Harrison?!?!

  6. Neil Paterson

    I don't understand....

    why no streetview?

  7. Graham Marsden

    @Neil Paterson

    > Why no streetview?

    Well, when Google tried, their robot's progress was disrupted by a group of small woollen creatures...

    See for details!

  8. Neil Paterson

    @Graham Marsden

    Love it! "What a *rude* machine!"


    for the contemporary equivalent...

  9. Anonymous Coward

    Google street view camera car spotted on moon.

    I have to go and hide now, NASA have sent their black helecopters to spy on me again.

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