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Google is now letting you fly around other planets and moons, so get on it, space nerds

Io as ascertained via Google .

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Get excited, space devotees.

Google simply rolled out a new Maps feature showing off some of our favorite planetary neighbours.

The new Maps feature label images of our moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, the International Space Station, and a number of icy moons that orbit the outer planets like Saturn( as watched by the Cassini spacecraft, which just reached the end of its mission at the ringed planet in September) and Jupiter.

“During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent nearly half a million images back to Earth, letting scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail, ” Google said in a blog post announcing the new feature.

Pluto in Google.

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“Now you can visit these places — along with many other planets and moons — in Google Maps right from your computer.”

That said, the new maps aren’t perfect.

As the Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla pointed out on Twitter Monday, the maps of at the least some of the moons appear to have mislabelled craters and features. Lakdawalla has pointed out that the map epithets and features are off by about 180 degrees.

A good example of the issue is on Saturn’s moon Mimas, which has a distinctly Death Star-like appearance thanks to the huge Herschel crater on one side of the moon.

Lakdawalla pointed out that the Google map labels Herschel as a crater on the exact opposite side of the world instead of the actual location of the crater.

While Lakdawalla has been in touch with Google about the errors, it seems that the company has yet to fix the problem.

Read more: http :// mashable.com/ 2017/10/ 17/ planets-and-moons-on-google-maps /

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Bare mountain: man who climbed peak in underwear gets hypothermia

Nathan French, 19, tackled Snowdon the most important one mountain in Wales wearing nothing but Superman briefs

People planning to climb Snowdon are being urged to dress appropriately after a teenager developed hypothermia after hiking up the mountain in simply his underwear.

An ambulance crew were called after 19 -year-old Nathan French from Halewood in Merseyside completed the 1,085 -metre climb of the highest mountain in Wales but became unwell at the summit.

French, who was dressed merely in Superman underwear for the climb, was creating money for the Dementia UK charity in honour of his grandmother, who has the condition.

Emergency service is called to treat the student after became unwell while taking the teach back down from the summit.

Paramedics discovered his blood sugar and blood pressure had plummeted and he was beginning to suffer from hypothermia.

Miles Hill of Llanberis mountain rescue squad said the outcome could have been much worse.

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Nathan French, learnt wearing clothes and a space blanket after his care by a paramedic.

He said:” While “weve been” sympathetic to his charity fundraising for a very worthy make, we would topic the planning and perseverance which went into his period on the hill .”

Hill “re just saying that”, even at the high levels of summer, the summit of Snowdon could be 10 C colder than Llanberis, the village at its base, even before any adverse climate is factored in.

A 10 -point checklist for how to avoid the need to be rescued has been put together by the salvage team on its website, which Hill said he fostered anyone considering the climb to read.

He said:” Anybody walking in the mountains should ever carry enough equipment, robe and food to be self-sufficient for the duration of their trip-up, including adverse a difference in weather.

” Even with temperatures in the teens, with minimal apparel Mr French would have been highly susceptible to gale chill.

” If the develop hadn’t been running from the summit, the outcome could have been very different. While charity events in your kecks are commendable, it’s not a trend what we want is started .”

Hill pointed out that Llanberis mountain rescue is also a charity.

He said:” As a salvage team, we are sometimes called to individuals and groups were participating in charity events who haven’t realised that we ourselves are a charity, and our volunteers have left their loved ones at home in order to aid .”

He added:” We hope Mr French is back in the mountains soon, perhaps in the full suit( cape optional ), rather than simply the underwear .”

French, who is studying sport, nutrition and health at university, said:” I clambered the mountain successfully and it was when I was at the top I was shaking uncontrollably .”

He “re just saying that”” four lovely ladies” dedicated him tickets for the Snowdon mountain railway to get back down, but it was when he was on the train that he started to feel sick.

” I started to go deaf and my vision started to go funny. It was at this time my papa decided to reverberating of providing assistance .”

A paramedic fulfilled them at the bottom and said here student’s blood sugar had dropped and he was demonstrating the early signs of hypothermia.

French said he has received a number of negative statements on social media since his mishap on 9 September.

These, he belief, are unjust because he was not rescued but built it down the mountain without assistance.

” I was with the paramedic for no longer than 20 minutes. He said I wasn’t wasting his time at all and he actually determined the humour in it. So I haven’t cost any money to the emergency services at all .”

He added:” There are lads my age robbing and into drugs and violence, and I’m out there doing something big for something that matters and I get the hate .”

More than PS1, 300 has been donated to French’s JustGiving page since his climb.

Read more: https :// www.theguardian.com/ uk-news/ 2017/ sep/ 18/ bare-mountain-man-who-climbed-peak-in-pants-gets-hypothermia