Google Mars Debuts

You may remember when Google Moon was launched last July to commemorate the first lunar landing. Now, the same team which brought you Google Moon, Google Earth, and Google Local have launched Google Mars to commemorate the birth of Percival Lowell, an astronomer who was known for his interest in Mars and its canals. Google Mars allows you to view the entire surface of Mars in visible light, infrared, and color-coded elevation. If you’re a Mars enthusiast, you’ll be excited to know that the Google Earth team is currently working on way to make their Mars data viewable in the Google Earth client.