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sdoig
07-18-2005, 08:57 PM
Others may have noticed this, but I just discovered that if you pull way back up into space and look carefully, you'll see that the nice folks at Google Earth have supplied an astronomically real background of stars. Now if we could only zoom into some of those!

Steve Doig

grav8e
07-18-2005, 09:08 PM
perhaps someday we'll have Google Moon and Google Mars...

sethpen
07-19-2005, 03:37 AM
Maybe they will aquire this software =]

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

Mickey
07-19-2005, 03:38 AM
Maybe they will aquire this software =]

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

I've heard whispers of that, but nothing concrete. I wouldn't doubt it, though.

araT
07-19-2005, 04:19 AM
Awesome find!
*Tara goes back to fiddling with it! :D

T.

grav8e
07-20-2005, 01:36 PM
perhaps someday we'll have Google Moon and Google Mars...

hehe...seems I was prescient...

http://moon.google.com/

birq
07-20-2005, 01:56 PM
http://moon.google.com/

That is great. Did you zoom all the way in?

grav8e
07-20-2005, 02:35 PM
That is great. Did you zoom all the way in?

Hehe...that's awesome! You can always count on Google to have a sense of humor...

Watcher
08-13-2005, 05:09 PM
Try Celestia. It's a free program that maps out the galaxy. All of the planets are in really impressive detail and you can even check out satelites around Earth and Mars, all the moons(though a lot of them have a default image), and zoom around past the speed of light to other stars.

A truly awesome program.

Acman3192
03-13-2006, 10:46 AM
perhaps someday we'll have Google Moon and Google Mars...

Here is Google Mars: http://www.google.com/mars/

GEH4EVR
03-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Cool! I love it, You can even see Olympus Mons.

Rudy246
03-13-2006, 08:36 PM
Celestia is a very cool program, I've had it for a while and its amazing the stuff you can find on it.

It's not as in-depth or as cool-looking or as smooth as Google Earth, but it is pretty sweet software for the astronomical mind. ^_^

-Rudy

blob
03-13-2006, 10:30 PM
Hum,
i must have been using google mars for the last couple of years....

http://themis.asu.edu/mars-bin/webmap.pl

Acman3192
03-16-2006, 12:58 AM
I like the full zoom view on Google Moon. Those people at Google...ha!