Now, explore planets and moons using Google maps: Here's how

17 October, 2017, 16:18 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
  • Enlarge Image Explore Venus and other objects in the solar system in Google Maps.                  Google Maps  Screenshot by Amanda Kooser  CNET

The new additions of the Google Map have been introduced when the NASA and other Private Space companies plan to start human settlements on Mars. You might remember that Cassini recently ended it's mission and plunged into Saturn. And according to a recent report, Google has now added dozens of additional planets and moons of our solar system that can be located on its Google Maps.

"Explore the icy plains of Enceladus, where Cassini discovered water beneath the moon s crust-suggesting signs of life. Inspect the massive crater of Mimas", he continued.

The company notes that it worked with astronomical artist Björn Jónsson to bring planetary maps of various moons and planets to its service.

Fulfill your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut by also visiting the moons of Jupiter (Europa, Ganymede, and Io), second-planet-from-the-sun Venus, and dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres.

"Grab your spacesuit and check out the rest of this corner of the galaxy that we call home", Marquardt said. Starting from your own front porch, close enough to read the numbers on the letterbox, you can then zoom right out to see your neighborhood, then the suburb, city, state, country, and eventually the entire planet with a quick scroll of a mouse wheel.

Also, through the Google maps, you can take a tour of the International Space Station with the help of the Google's Street View program.

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