If you are a fan of astronomy , you have surely always wanted to visit other planets and see what things are there. However, it is practically impossible, right? Well, believe it or not if you can visit other worlds and very easily from the comfort of your home.
Today we are going to talk to you about a tool called Google Maps, well known for providing you with images of our planet in high definition. Well, Google released a new update that allows you to walk around the planet Mars as if you were doing it here on earth.
Of course, all this will be in your virtual environment since it is almost impossible to go to Mars currently, but something is something like that, take advantage of this Google Maps tool. Now if you don’t know how to use this tool, don’t worry, you’re not the only one since many don’t know how to do it.
That’s where we come in. In this article we are going to teach you how to use Google Maps to travel to Mars in a virtual way . So read the guide very carefully and attentively so that you do not have any problems in the procedure that we are going to show you.
What is Google Maps?
Let’s start by explaining a little about this google tool so that you have a broader framework of the subject. This way you can better understand the guide that we are going to provide you below and learn much more about these functions.
Google Maps is a mapping application created by Alphabet Inc. with the purpose of offering you aerial images of the earth. It was launched on February 5, 2005 and since that year it has offered a great service in more than 18 languages.
One of the characteristics of this application is that with a new update you can now visit other worlds in an easy and fun way. In total there are 17 planets and moons within the solar system that you can visit and learn from.
Something to take into account in this new update is the possibility of being able to walk on the surface of Mars in a 3D environment. Although Google Maps has been providing you with images of Mars for a long time, this function makes your experience visiting this planet completely different.
So if you want to know how to use this tool, just keep reading this article and you will know how to do it easily. You will see that it will not cost you anything and in the blink of an eye you will be able to do them without any problem.
How to walk around Mars in 3D view?
You will be surprised to know that visiting a planet or a moon from Google Maps is quite simple and you don’t need to be an expert to access them. Follow the steps that we will give you below in a few minutes you will be orbiting outside the planet earth, you will see that you will enjoy it a lot.
The first thing you should do is simply open Google Maps using your browser of choice as you always have. Once you are in the initial interface, go to the bottom right and you will see a sphere icon where you must click
Once you press on that option you will see the planet Earth as if you were in outer space, now you must go to the zoom and get as far away as possible from the Earth. You will see how, when you move away from the planet, a small list will appear on the left of your screen with all the planets and moons available in Google Maps.
Now you must select which planet you would like to visit, which in this case would be Mars and using Google Maps you can adjust your view of the planet and explore it like an astronaut. You can see the surface of Mars in the same way that you would the Earth, that is, you can zoom in and rotate it in the direction you want.
And with that we have finished the guide, all that remains is for you to approach the surface and press the “3D” button to see the relief of the planet. We hope this article has been useful to you and you can explore the entire solar system and learn from it using Google Maps.
Google always offers the best tools so we invite you to investigate everything they can offer you.