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Not quite Google Universe, but it's a start...

As today is the day when, in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and humans first stepped onto another world, Google are celebrating with the addition of some Moon maps to the Google Maps service: Google Moon. If you zoom in far enough, you might even discover what the Moon is made of...

At Macc Astro's lecture last night (a very entertaining talk on particle physics by Prof. Sandy Donnachie), Alan gave me a copy of this picture from Google Earth which shows the observatory in quite amazing detail. You can tell that the image is a couple of years old at least as the old visitors centre can still be seen, along with the planetarium.

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