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Google Goes to Mars 119

Kynn writes "Google has launched Google Mars, based on the work done by Arizona State University's THEMIS researchers. With an AJAX-driven interface based on Google Maps (and Google Moon), you can search the Red Planet in false-color elevation, black-and-white visual, or infrared. Be sure to check out the so-called Face, the landing sites for Spirit and Opportunity, and the Polar Lander."
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Google Goes to Mars

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  • Hooray! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by babbling ( 952366 ) on Monday March 13, 2006 @09:41AM (#14906735)
    Time to play spot the martian!

    You know, as much as humans have screwed up the Earth, we've also made it interesting. I find the architecture and placement of buildings/roads/other man-made monuments to be the most interesting things on Google Maps. Google Moon is rather boring in comparison.
  • Finally. (Score:2, Insightful)

    by hal2814 ( 725639 ) on Monday March 13, 2006 @09:54AM (#14906822)
    Somebody is taking his [] advice.
  • by (C3PO-Neural_Login) ( 960792 ) on Monday March 13, 2006 @10:14AM (#14906955)
    I read numerous books as a kid which assured me that by now people should be living on mars, I should be able to holiday on the moon, and that trains would be attached to sky high buildings.. I am feeling rather let down.. At least if a 3D version of google mars and moon was created I could pretend... Why can't i turn around in google earth and navigate towards other planets? Damn it. I'm getting old I can't wait much longer! Modern technology is rather disappointing. I consider mankind primitive until we have halted the aging process, created attractive slave robots with intellect exceeding albert einstein's, and are all wearing designer label virtual reality contact lenses with 500x built in zoom. Ah well I can always dream...
  • Re:Coincidence (Score:3, Insightful)

    by kidgenius ( 704962 ) on Monday March 13, 2006 @10:43AM (#14907229)
    Actually, it probably was chosen on purpose to be that way.

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