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Musashi
2006-Mar-13, 06:04 AM
Not sure if it has been posted yet...

http://www.google.com/mars/

mickal555
2006-Mar-13, 06:13 AM
Really Really Cool :D

Can't wait till they have a google jupiter though :p

sarongsong
2006-Mar-13, 06:18 AM
Wow, those colors put my National Geographic Mars poster/map to shame. Score!

Sticks
2006-Mar-13, 06:18 AM
But can we find Beagle 2 with it or the other landers? :razz:

sarongsong
2006-Mar-13, 06:37 AM
Yup!
"Spacecraft: Beagle 2 Rover (ESA)
Location: 10.6N, 90W
Launched: 2003
Results: British lander, part of Mars Express mission. Failed during descent."
Interesting search result for 'Cydonia':

The So-Called "Face on Mars"

HenrikOlsen
2006-Mar-13, 10:57 AM
Cool, it looks like Olympus took a couple of hits right at the top, or are they caldera from late eruptions??

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Mar-13, 01:53 PM
21Km's high !! Phew

Swift
2006-Mar-13, 02:59 PM
But unlike other google maps it doesn't show where the restaurants are. :(
:eh:

Very cool.

Eric Vaxxine
2006-Mar-13, 03:02 PM
Do you suppose one day we'll get really details images of Mars, like Google earth?

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-Mar-13, 03:09 PM
cool... wish it had more resolution though

Rift
2006-Mar-13, 03:34 PM
They have a cute logo up on the Google main page about Percival Lowell. I thought it was his birthday (which it may be) until I read this thread. Neat stuff.

Rift
2006-Mar-13, 03:37 PM
Yup it is Lowell's birthday, amazing how hard it was to find his birthday on the net, lol.

ToSeek
2006-Mar-13, 03:52 PM
But unlike other google maps it doesn't show where the restaurants are. :(


I can assure you that there is no restaurant on Mars that is not clearly indicated on that map. ;)

Ara Pacis
2006-Mar-13, 04:32 PM
Ha! I knew it. I prognosticate the future: here (http://www.bautforum.com/showpost.php?p=677941&postcount=9)

I think we will eventually. Globilized markets will want to keep expanding satellite operations for new communications services. Google will want to expand its offerings to Google Moon, Google Mars, and Google Space. Moviemakers will want to start using real orbital facilities for filming people in space. These satellites and interplanetary orbiters will keep the rocket makers working on better and cheaper systems. Finally, an affordability threshhold will be crossed and companies and countries alike will want to establish a moonbase for astronomy. Giant telescopes on Luna may be remotely controlled at first, but other types of imaging for other particles will drive a need to have scientists on hand.

ryanmercer
2006-Mar-14, 05:18 PM
Awesome

Andromeda321
2006-Mar-14, 05:21 PM
So was I the only one who zoomed in all the way first to make sure it wasn't made of green cheese or the like? :)

jkmccrann
2006-Mar-14, 07:15 PM
This is a magnificent innovation!

Just hanging out for Google Mercury now, would love to get a better look at the little Zipper!

tofu
2006-Mar-14, 08:01 PM
How long until we start to see freash new conspiracy theories based on this? "omg look! teh alien roads i see them!!!"

Lance
2006-Mar-14, 08:05 PM
How long until we start to see freash new conspiracy theories based on this? "omg look! teh alien roads i see them!!!"
As you wish (http://www.godlikeproductions.com/bbs/message.php?messageid=222696)

Lord Jubjub
2006-Mar-15, 01:10 AM
It'll be interesting once the MRO starts sending back images. My understanding is that Google will upgrade the program with its images.

Sticks
2006-Mar-15, 12:19 PM
But unlike other google maps it doesn't show where the restaurants are. :(


Here is one :dance:

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3981/marsfranchise7tl.th.gif (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=marsfranchise7tl.gif)

Already we can see pictures of water on Mars (http://img400.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wateronmars0hz.jpg)

Halcyon Dayz
2006-Mar-16, 02:38 PM
How long until we start to see freash new conspiracy theories based on this? "omg look! teh alien roads i see them!!!"
As you wish (http://www.godlikeproductions.com/bbs/message.php?messageid=222696)
Lance, you're so bad. :lol: