Google Earth Visits Moon

Latest version provides out-of-this-world satellite images
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2009 11:58 AM CDT
Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, right, speaks as Larry Page, co-founder and President of Products at Google, left, sits on stage at WIRED NextFest Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
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(Newser) – Google Earth is no longer restricted to its namesake: on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the latest version of the software lets users explore the moon in 3-D, the Financial Post reports.  “Forty years ago, two human beings walked on the Moon," said the project manager. "Starting today, with Moon in Google Earth, it's now possible for anyone to follow in their footsteps.”