Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Google Earth Upgrade

Google Earth allows exploration of oceans- Newest upgrades to program include 3D images of oceans and Mars

A new version of Google Earth allows users to explore the oceans, view images of Mars and watch regions of the Earth change over time.

Google Earth 5.0 was unveiled at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, where former Vice President Al Gore, singer Jimmy Buffet, and others spoke about its capacity to educate the public about global warming, ocean acidification, and other threats to the planet.

.........the idea of adding oceans came three years ago when a scientist pointed out that the software was missing the water that covers almost three-quarters of the Earth's surface.

Google Earth users can now plunge beneath the ocean's surface, explore three-dimensional images of the underwater terrain, and..........


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With Google Mars 3D, users can view three-dimensional, satellite imagery of the Red Planet taken during NASA space expeditions.

The new version also lets users create narrated tours of places using the software's content and images.

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