20 July 2009

And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too

Somewhat to cleanse my pallet after too many days thinking about politics I spent a while this afternoon looking at the Moon on Google Earth.

They've updated the site with 360 degree panoramic photos taken by Apollo astronauts, YouTube video of the missions with voiceovers by the astronauts, and interestingly enough have included newer video footage from the Japanese space agency JAXA from the HD TV cameras on board their Kaguya probe in orbit around the moon since 2007.

The video above is of the earthrise as seen from the dark side of the moon on Sept 30, 2008, and really is better played without the sound.

If you don't already have Google Earth you can download it here.



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