Saturday, February 10, 2007

Google "Solar System" Maps???

Google has signed on to help 19 universities and laboratories with an ambitious telescope project in Chile. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will have a 27.5-foot diameter and will produce 200 terabytes worth of images each week.

Instead of financing the project, Google will be help the scientists organize data. The search-engine giant is also reportedly going to make that information "accessible." Might that mean Google will make the images public via "Google Solar System?" After all, we already do have these limited maps of Mars and the moon.

Check these sites out!!

http://www.google.com/mars

http://moon.google.com



article:http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/uoa-gjl010507.php

2 comments:

David said...

They're always thinking well ahead - see this little snippet of info from nearly a couple of years ago.
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050721-141040

Kev said...

Google is poised to take over the world :-)

Actually, Google giving the public access to the solar system the way they have everything else would be amazing and a great tool for education.