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Google Maps: Explore Your Local Planets And Moons, Too (Video)

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 If you thought Google Maps was good for finding your way around the world, you can now use it to check out a few locations in our solar system. Josh King has more:

Twenty years ago, the spacecraft Cassini launched from Cape Canaveral on a journey to uncover the secrets of Saturn and its many moons. 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. Now you can visit these places—along with many other planets and moons—in Google Maps right from your computer. For extra fun, try zooming out from the Earth until you’re in space!

Explore the icy plains of Enceladus, where Cassini discovered water beneath the moon’s crust. 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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