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1. The company that developed the original software upon which Google Earth is based, Keyhole, Inc., acquired some of its initial funding from which secretive US government agency?
2. What major world event in 2003 gave a huge boost to Google Earth's predecessor, EarthViewer, when major news broadcasters used its capabilities to cover the event with 3D flyby imagery?
3. Google Earth has a flight simulator feature that allows a user to fly two different planes. Which US fighter jet, nicknamed the Fighting Falcon, is one of these?
4. The second plane featured in the Google Earth flight simulator is a much slower single-engine prop plane built by a company whose name is also the name for wispy white clouds found four to eight miles high. Which name do these share?
5. The Google Sky feature of Google Earth allows viewers to explore the heavens. Of the four sources below, which one is NOT a source used by Google Sky, comrade?
6. Google Earth has a feature that allows you to see a 360-degree panoramic view of many major metropolitan cities. What is this feature called?
7. Google Earth has a feature that allows you a 3D view of which ancient city as it looked in 320 AD?
8. Not only does Google Earth feature terrestrial locations, but it also features other bodies from our solar system. Which of these is one of them?
9. Google Moon was made a part of Google Earth 5 on July 20, 2009 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. Seven missions were sent to land on the moon but Google Moon only features six of them; why?
10. Google Earth has a feature that allows a user to travel under the oceans and see the topography. Are any other bodies of water available for this type of exploration using Google Earth?
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