Thanks to data collected by NASA using the space probe Cassini, the mapping application allows you to navigate through the surface of the stars, doing “zoom” and showing their major accidents
The cartographic application Google Maps has incorporated into its platform the maps of 12 new planets of the Solar System, including planets such as Venus and satellites as Enceladus, a moon of Saturn), the fruit of the collaboration with NASA and the European Space Agency.
In the 3d satellite mode section of Google Maps, with which you can navigate the geography of other planets, Google has increased the list with 12 new celestial bodies, among which the planets Venus and Mercury, the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres , and several of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, as Io, Dione, Titan and Jápeto. As well as their application in satellite mode, Google Maps allows you to navigate through the surface of the planets of the Solar System, making “zoom” and showing the major accidents of the bodies, all of them are rocky, as craters, mountain ranges, valleys and depressions, and the names they receive.
For the preparation of the map of Enceladus, one of the satellites of Saturn, Google Maps has used the data collected by NASA using the space probe Cassini, which recently crashed in the aforementioned planet. In its journey from 20 years around the gas planet, Cassini found evidence of water under the icy surface of the moon, As Google has explained in a “post” of his blog. As for the maps of the rest of new celestial bodies added, including Europe, Ganymede, Rea and Mimas, Google maps has used three-dimensional reconstructions made by the astronomical artist Björn Jónsson using images from NASA and the agency European space.
The new incorporations of Google Maps join other celestial bodies which maps were already available in the platform, which in 2014 added for the first time the maps of the Moon and of Mars to commemorate the second year of exploration of the probe Curiosity in the red planet next to the planets, satellites and exoplanets present in Google Maps, the application also allows you to explore the International Space Station and its main corridors, since its incorporation that took place last month of July.