Google to deliver more Nasa images

Google and Nasa in deal to deliver more of space agency's pictures on the internet.

    Nasa's wealth of imagery includes views such as Victoria crater on Mars [Nasa/JPL/Cornell]

    Virtual flight

    Michael Griffin, Nasa administrator, said: "This agreement between Nasa and Google will soon allow every American to experience a virtual flight over the surface of the moon or through the canyons of Mars."

    Google already draws upon some of Nasa's imagery to provide internet users with interactive tours of Mars as part of a nine-month-old service.

    Ames and Google also have vowed to work together to solve complex computing problems, including large-scale data management.

    Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive, said: "Partnering with Nasa made perfect sense for Google, as it has a wealth of technical expertise and data that will be of great use to Google as we look to tackle many computing issues on behalf of our users."

    Ames is located a few kilometres south of Google's Mountain View headquarters.

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?

    Is an empowered Palestinian girl not worthy of Western feminist admiration?

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    Inside the world of Chinese bitcoin mining

    China is one of the main exchange markets and hosts some of the biggest bitcoin 'mining pools' in the world.

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.