Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fly Me to the Moon

Today the Chinese lander Chang'e touched down on the moon. It was the first soft landing on the moon since 1976. Chang'e landed in the Sinus Iridum.

You can explore the Sinus Iridum in Google Earth. I've quickly put together a little Google Earth Browser plug-in map of the moon showing the Sinus Iridum and the landing sites of Apollo 16 and Apollo 17. Just use the buttons at the top of the map to fly to the different lunar landing sites.

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