On Google Maps the opportunity to explore the heavenly bodies

Angelica Greene
October 19, 2017

This new update will allow users to virtually visit a dozen additional planets and moons in our solar system.

In the work on updating the used photography system, which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft during a 20-year mission. For Earth, zooming in offers 3D Google Maps showing borders, cities, countries and terrain.

During its time in space, Cassini sent almost half a million images back to Earth, which scientists reconstructed into the images now available in Google Maps.

Now everyone can explore these distant lands via Google Maps.

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Originally, Google Maps was developed to help s navigate the drylands, it has since expanded to include the oceans, volcanoes and now outer space has joined the party.

Google Maps, along with astronomical artist Björn Jónsson, has stitched pictures sent by various spacecraft and probes, including Cassini, sent for planetary explorations to create the surface view of various planets and moons. Also you can explore the methane lakes of Titan and massive craters on Mimas.

Google Maps has now added to its line-up imagery of Pluto, Venus and several moons - a total of 16 celestial bodies. Well Google has just made it possible to visit Pluto from right within Google Maps.

To use this new feature, people only need to click the space page or Google Maps satellite view option and zoom out. Not content to just map out nearly every corner of the Earth, Google has now added the ability to explore 12 other worlds in our little corner of the galaxy.

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