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There is no dark side of the moon...

October 31, 2005 | Comments (0)
…as a matter of fact it’s all dark

Moon surface (15kb)

After Google Earth, Nasa comes out with an extension to World Wind which shows photographic data from the Clemintine mission around the moon.

The application is a 53mb download and available for windows 2000 or XP. A 3D graphics card is required as are the DirectX drivers and the Microsoft .net environment. To zoom in at the maximum level, World Wind will download the detailed images automatically.

“World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.”

Disclaimer: it’s a coincidence that we have two posts about outer space information!


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