The Questionable Authority

Google the oceans and Mars

Google just released a major upgrade to Google Earth that includes some features that science enthusiasts are going to love. Besides the regular Earth stuff, new layers have been added that cover Earth’s oceans and the planet Mars.

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The new stuff is undoubtedly going to chew up thousands of person-hours in the workplace over the next few days, resulting in a major drop in productivity and sending the economy spinning further into recession going to be a lot of fun to explore. Just trying to use the flight simulator feature in Google Mars could be a major time sink.

This is going to be a lot of fun to play with, even before I start to explore the science content.