Google Earth now brings you the moon
On Monday, the search engine giant unveiled Moon in Google Earth, an interactive, three-dimensional atlas of the Moon as part of its Google Earth 5.0 satellite imaging and mapping software, to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Aldrin’s historic sojourn on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.
In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, Google has scheduled a press conference in Washington, DC on July 20th to make a “very special announcement about the newest addition to Google Earth.”
The blogosphere is awash with speculation as to what the Internet search giant might announce. Most ofÂ it focuses on an upgraded Google Moon program with 3-D mapping, much as the company did for Google Earth.