Relentlessly nifty tech giant Google have made it possible for every man, woman and child to explore the moon and mars- from the comfort of their own chair. The advertising behemoth took some time to map the moons surface and some of Mars, so now if you spend long enough zooming out you can select which of the planets (or moon) you’d like to learn your way around. Here’s how:
1. First, head over to Google Maps
2. Down in the bottom left, you should see an icon that lets you put the map in “Google Earth” mode. Click that.
3. Wait for the once-flat map to load in 3D. Then start zooming out. Zoom out as far as you can
4. Once you’re zoomed all the way out, just wait a second. Options for “Moon” and “Mars” should appear at the bottom of your screen, as pictured above. (If nothing shows up, you might have the “Explore” tab closed. Click the pair of upward arrows in the bottom right to expand the Explore drawer.)
Note: You need to be in the “new” version of Google Maps for this to work. If you’ve switched yourself back to the classic version, you’ll have to switch back temporarily.