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

PHOTOS: Apollo 11 Among Landmarks in Google's New Moon
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Although Google has created a flat moon map before, Moon in Google Earth allows people to explore the pockmarked terrain in three dimensions.

Users can explore their own points of interest or take virtual tours of the moon narrated by Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Apollo 17's Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt.

The tool is "a new chapter [in the Apollo program] in allowing all of us to be vicarious participants in moon exploration," author Andrew Chaikin, who "co-hosts" Aldrin's Moon tour, said at a July 20, 2009, press briefing.

"The good news is, we get to go along this time."

—Image courtesy Google
 
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