Friday, April 18, 2008

What a Mashup! Google Moon

The Google Moon mashup shows a collection of lunar maps and charts. What a fun way to look all the Apollo missions and see where the Eagle has landed or view the Sea of Tranquility.

There are four different types of data in Google Moon:

Visible - A mosaic of composite imagery prepared by the USGS.
Elevation - A lunar terrain map color-coded by altitude, so you can use the color key at the lower left to estimate elevations.
Apollo - A collection of placemarks that tell the story of the Apollo missions that landed on the moon. This includes stories, quotes, images, panoramas, audio clips, and links to videos of the astronauts' adventures on the lunar surface.
Charts - A collection of geological and topographic charts of various regions of the moon.

Read more about Google Moon from the LEARN NC Instructify blog.

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