The dream of going to space, has illuminated the minds of people since we are aware of its existence. And few human beings have had the privilege of visiting it, it is for this reason that Google, in commemoration of the second anniversary of the Rover Curiosity that is currently exploring the surface of Mars, made available to all, the interactive maps of the Moon and Mars on your Google Maps platform. In this way at least, even if you can’t go (for now) into space, you can explore it from the comfort of your home.
To access these interactive maps that work in the same way as Google Earth, you must enter Google Maps and click on the earth icon to be redirected to Google Earth. Once the 3D image of the earth is loaded, Zoom out away from the earth as much as possible. At that time the bottom bar (called explorer) will change from showing photos of the earth, to showing Mars and the Moon to select.
Once you select one of them, you will be directed to the 3D model where you can explore the surface as it is done with Google Earth. Keep in mind that in order to display, you must have the latest version of Google maps enabled in your browser.
Something interesting about the model of the moon is that it allows you to visit the exploration sites where the Apollo missions landed with lots of information pins and links to detailed information.
It is possible to go directly to the maps of the moon and to the maps of Mars by following the previous links, however I found that when accessing from the link to the map of Mars you see a view of elevations.
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