Touring Mars with Google Earth

Google Earth has somewhat outgrown its name. These days, Google's satellite program (download it here) gives you more than a unique view of our planet Earth. It also offers a nice tour of Mars (and the Moon). The Mars tour is guided by a familiar voice -- the voice of Ira Flatow, who hosts the well known NPR program, Talk Of The Nation: Science Friday. The video below will show you how to access the tour in a quick two minutes. In the meantime, you should also note that Google Earth hosts other educational content. In the past, we've mentioned how the program will let you tour the Prado Art collection in Spain, and also see Ancient Rome in 3D. But that's not where the educational content ends. For more, please visit this summary page assembled by Google.

Launch the program, and then toggle on the Uranus icon on the top nav bar. Then


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