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Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Postby neversay » January 7th, 2020, 9:36 am

Google have added a mapping of the solar system with a 'hyperspace' tunnel on Google Chrome:

Go to Google Maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@48.35826 ... a=!3m1!1e3
1. Click the “Satellite view” button at the lower-left of the screen.
2. Click the super-tiny “Global view” button at the top of the navigation controls in your browser’s lower-right corner.
3. Using either the “-” key, your mouse wheel, or the Google Maps zoom controls, zoom out until you’re in the planetary view of Earth.
4. Select one of the various planets and moons from the list on the left, and you’ll blast through hyperspace to your new destination. Eligible destinations include Mars (to visit Dr. Manhattan), Europa (to recreate the journey of that 2013 sci-fi film), and the International Space Station (to say hello to everyone currently zooming around our planet).

Source: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-explore-t ... 1840777348

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Re: Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Postby Breelander » January 7th, 2020, 9:44 am

Note that just before those instructions it says: You’ll only be able to use the space feature ... on desktop versions of Chrome.

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Re: Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Postby Breelander » January 7th, 2020, 10:09 am

Breelander wrote:Note that just before those instructions it says: You’ll only be able to use the space feature ... on desktop versions of Chrome.

Though it also seems to work in Firefox 71.0

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Re: Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Postby kiloran » January 7th, 2020, 10:12 am

neversay wrote:Google have added a mapping of the solar system with a 'hyperspace' tunnel on Google Chrome:

Go to Google Maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@48.35826 ... a=!3m1!1e3
1. Click the “Satellite view” button at the lower-left of the screen.
2. Click the super-tiny “Global view” button at the top of the navigation controls in your browser’s lower-right corner.
3. Using either the “-” key, your mouse wheel, or the Google Maps zoom controls, zoom out until you’re in the planetary view of Earth.
4. Select one of the various planets and moons from the list on the left, and you’ll blast through hyperspace to your new destination. Eligible destinations include Mars (to visit Dr. Manhattan), Europa (to recreate the journey of that 2013 sci-fi film), and the International Space Station (to say hello to everyone currently zooming around our planet).

Source: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-explore-t ... 1840777348

A Hyperspace tunnel? How quaint. I'd have expected a wormhole at least
And no Streetview on Mars? Rubbish

--kiloran :D

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Re: Explore the Solar System with Google Maps

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Postby StepOne » January 16th, 2020, 2:21 pm

kiloran wrote:
neversay wrote:Google have added a mapping of the solar system with a 'hyperspace' tunnel on Google Chrome:

Go to Google Maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@48.35826 ... a=!3m1!1e3
1. Click the “Satellite view” button at the lower-left of the screen.
2. Click the super-tiny “Global view” button at the top of the navigation controls in your browser’s lower-right corner.
3. Using either the “-” key, your mouse wheel, or the Google Maps zoom controls, zoom out until you’re in the planetary view of Earth.
4. Select one of the various planets and moons from the list on the left, and you’ll blast through hyperspace to your new destination. Eligible destinations include Mars (to visit Dr. Manhattan), Europa (to recreate the journey of that 2013 sci-fi film), and the International Space Station (to say hello to everyone currently zooming around our planet).

Source: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-explore-t ... 1840777348

A Hyperspace tunnel? How quaint. I'd have expected a wormhole at least
And no Streetview on Mars? Rubbish

--kiloran :D


I think they should have put Streetview on Mars with at least one blurred out area.


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