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Hmmm. We're not entirely sure this image of Mars is dated 22 July, and the system does seem to be suffering a few teething problems. For example, it insists on sending my placemarks into the depths of outer space, and accordingly there's a cluster of black helicopters currently swarming around Canes Venatici, not far from the first topless Dutch sunbather to venture outside the Earth's atmosphere.

Equally unlikely is this example of what happens when you click on Venus:

Venus, as seen on Google Sky

Or, if you want to see Uranus explode, try this:

Uranus, as seen on Google Sky

Quite what that's all about is anyone's guess. Still, Google Sky is a another small step for Google towards aquiring all the data in the known universe. Happy intergalactic surfing. ®

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