PHOTOS: Apollo 11 Among Landmarks in Google's New Moon

PHOTOS: Apollo 11 Among Landmarks in Google's New Moon
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By stitching together pictures from the Apollo missions, Google created several panoramic "street views" within the new 3-D Moon atlas in Google Earth. Above, Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott loads up the back of a moon buggy inside one of these panoramic scenes.

Of course, creating a mosaic image can occasionally create glitches: Look closely near the Eagle lunar lander in the Apollo 11 street view, for example, and you can spot a disembodied limb floating underneath.

"We left many things on the moon, but we did not leave Neil Armstrong's leg," quipped Google's Moon project manager Michael Weiss-Malik during a July 20, 2009, press briefing.

—Image courtesy Google
 
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