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Google takes you under the sea, out in space

With the latest version of its Google Earth application, Google makes maps of the sea floor and the Martian surface available to all. Here's our roundup of that news.

    With the latest version of its Google Earth application, announced Monday in San Francisco, Google makes maps of the sea floor and the Martian surface available to all. Here's our roundup of Monday's news.

    Why the ocean matters...to Google

    Adding detailed 3D view of the ocean to Google Earth 5.0 won't mean a Google revenue spike. But it helps advance geographic browsing--and accompanying advertisements.
    (Posted in Cutting Edge by Stephen Shankland)
    February 2, 2009 4:08 p.m. PST

    Video: Google Earth dives into the sea

    The CBS Evening News examines Google Earth 5.0 and its new underwater capabilities. It's not quite swimming with the fishes, but it will let you see where they live.
    (Posted in Digital Media by CBS Interactive staff)
    February 3, 2009 6:34 AM PST

    Hands on: Google Earth 5 delightful but imperfect

    With Google Earth 5, the oceans of Earth, historical maps, and the topography of Mars are available as never before. Check out the good and the bad in this hands-on report.
    (Posted in The Download Blog by Seth Rosenblatt)
    February 2, 2009 5:08 p.m. PST


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    Screenshots: Google Earth 5.0 travels oceans, time, and space

    The newly updated version of Google's mapping service lets users foray underwater to the sea floor, as well as back in time through older aerial and satellite images.
    (Posted by Josh Lowensohn)
    February 2, 2009 1:30 p.m. PST

    Photos: Oceans open to Google Earth

    Google lures notables including Al Gore and Jimmy Buffett to the launch of Google Earth 5.0, which adds a view of the ocean to the virtual exploration software.
    February 2, 2009 3:23 p.m. PST

    Live blog: Google Earth 5.0 announcement

    Live coverage from the Academy of Sciences of the launch of Google Earth 5.0 and Google Ocean.
    (Posted in Webware by Rafe Needleman)
    February 2, 2009 10:20 a.m. PST

    Google Earth adds Mars roving

    Google Earth 5.0 gives users the ability to explore the Red Planet, much the way they do with our own home planet.
    (Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
    February 2, 2009 11:53 a.m. PST

    Google Earth 5 on Download.com

    Get the latest version of Google Earth, available for Mac or Windows, over at Download.com now.
    February 2, 2009

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    Google diving into 3D mapping of oceans

    New feature will allow users to "fly" through oceans and seas and view high-resolution images of the underwater topography, researchers say.
    April 30, 2008