Google Moon offers us a close-up of the lunar landscape

Fasten your spacebelts, astronerds, as there's a new destination for Google Earth — and it's everyone's favorite planet, the moon. There are guided tours from Buzz Aldrin and Jack Schmitt, as well as videos and images of all the missions to Selene.

As someone who wasn't even born when Neil Armstrong made mankind's giant leap, I've been glued to it all morning (which is why the post is late up — sorry, boss) discovering just where Chandrayaan-1 put down. And you've got to love the fact that Google's resident astronaut, Ed Liu, sounds just like a slightly less jaded Clint Eastwood. Well, wouldn't you, if you'd spent your career kissing the stars rather than killing blue-eyed soul singers?

Official Google Blog, via Daily Mail]