Face on Mars Googlified

Google Earth 5 has been released, with a slew of new features which take you beyond the ‘earth’ and into the sea…and further. Google Earth now incorporates ‘Google Mars’ as well. The coolness abounds:

The tour above doesn’t go visit the ‘Face on Mars’, but it’s well worth checking out. Most people have seen the imagery released by NASA showing the Face in more detail, but there’s nothing quite like flying around and zooming in wherever you want. I was going to create a screencast, but then I decided (a) I didn’t have time, and (b) you’re all big people who can download Google Earth and do it yourself. So instead, here’s just a quick screenshot. Click for a larger version:

Remember too that you can use Google Earth as a sky-viewing program, to help spot constellations, stars and planets in the night sky from your location. A great program for kids (even those with decades on Earth under their belt).

Previously on TDG: