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If you are interested in the Moon or the Apollo landings, you can find and read a lot of Moon-related material online. But Google currently has a wonderful educational tool regarding the Moon that will interest everyone, not only Moon enthusiasts. This tool is called Google Moon.

explore the moon

Google Moon is a free web tool that lets you explore the moon’s surface just like Google Maps lets you view the Earth’s surface. You can see the Moon in three views: Apollo, Visible, and Elevation. The view in the image above is Elevation. You can shift to Apollo to view the landing spots of the Apollo missions.

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The Visible view will simply remove the Apollo spots and let you freely explore the Moon’s surface. The maps include dragging features and zoom in/out features. A Charts feature shows Apollo-era geologic and topographic charts for certain areas of the Moon’s surface.


Definitely an educational web service, Google Moon is one of Google’s many interesting projects.


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