Google Maps is really amazing and sometime terrifying. Starting from your doorstep, close enough to read the numbers on the letterbox, enabling to zoom right out to your neighborhood, then your area, city, state, country and even entire earth planet with just a scroll of your mouse wheel. If yet you are not happy with this even you can zoom on every corner of the Earth then relax as Google is now going to add the ability to explore 12 other worlds in our littler corner of the galaxy.
As already allowing us to explore the Moon, Mars and the Universe for a few years but now this list has been extended to a range of other planets and moon in our Solar System. It includes the planets Mercury, Venus; dwarf planets Ceres and Pluto; Jupiter’s moon lo, Europa and Ganymede; and Saturn’s moons Mimas, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea Titan and lapetus. Not only this, curious world can now take a tour of the International Space Station as well.
The Google team has stitched together and created a high-resolution mosaics of the images of the bodies which were gathered and sent back by missions from NASA, ESA and other agencies. Now you can zoom right down and inspect specific mountains, valleys and other geological features where closer images are available but maps show a general overview of the surface in some areas.
You can explore new worlds on Google Maps right now. Watch the video.