Google Maps Takes You to the Moon and Mars

By on August 9, 2014


Google Maps is about to make your dreams come true, well, kind of. At least as close as they can without making you go through all that expensive training that sounds frankly exhausting. The program is going to give you the chance to explore the Moon and Mars for the first time ever.

Google made the announcement last week in honor of the Curiosity Rover’s second anniversary of the Mars landing. The company released a video announcement revealing the new features that will be added to Google Maps.

In order to explore Mars and the moon, pull up the Google Earth view and zoom out completely. From there you can select either Mars or the Moon from the bottom of the screen. It should be noted that you cannot type the location in the search bar because it will not have any results. However, Google has set up two direct links that will take you where you want to go for the Moon and Mars.

Unfortunately at the moment, there is not a Google street view for the major landmarks of our favorite celestial bodies, it is still pretty amazing just how up close and personal you can get considering, you know, we aren’t even in on those atmospheres.

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