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On Google Maps the opportunity to explore the heavenly bodies

18 October 2017

Well Google has just made it possible to visit Pluto from right within Google Maps.

Yesterday, Google announced that it has added 13 new worlds to its digital recreation of our solar system.

Using the iconic pictures captured by Cassini nearly 20 years ago Google has now added a total of 12 worlds and asteroids that you can now explore in ultra-fine detail.

It's worth noting that while Google has long offered detailed imagery of Mars and the Earth's Moon, these weren't directly accessible from the Maps interface. Thanks for Cassini, Google's Maps are filled with breathtaking images for people to explore from wherever there is Internet access.

If you, like me, are exhausted of this world-these people-tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives, Google now allows you explore 16 other planetary bodies that are more serene than this one. It's a lot more than just pictures of the planets and moons.

Google allows you to grab the planets and spin them around, so you can view them fully illuminated, or see their dark side with the sun in the background.

In the work on updating the used photography system, which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft during a 20-year mission. During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent almost half a million pictures back to Earth, allowing scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail.

Astronomy enthusiasts alike will love the attention to details. Just a few months ago, the team was able to make the International Space Station available for exploration in Google Street View. That screen shot is of Google's image of Venus.