Explore Other Planets and Moons With Google Map's New Feature

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If you've always wanted to explore space, but you aren't an astronaut, nor do you have an extra $75 million for a seat aboard Elon Musk's SpaceX, you're probably going to love Google Map's new feature.

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You can now visit the planets and moons in our solar system from the comfort of your own computer. Explore our moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, Jupiter, the International Space Station, and various icy moons that orbit the outer planets like Saturn.

Google introduced the new feature in a blog post.

"During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent nearly half a million pictures back to Earth, allowing scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail," the blog explained. "Explore the icy plains of Enceladus, where Cassini discovered water beneath the moon's crust—suggesting signs of life. Peer beneath the thick clouds of Titan to see methane lakes. Inspect the massive crater of Mimas—while it might seem like a sci-fi look-a-like, it is a moon, not a space station."

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Cassini ended its historic 13 year exploration of Saturn on September 15th, but our exploration is just beginning. Click here to start exploring. (Fun tip: start from your home address and zoom out to space.)

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