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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