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Solar System now available on Google Maps – explore stars, planets and even the International Space Station
After putting almost the whole of the world in a map that squeezes into your phone, Google continues to expand its horizons.

In 2014, Google had added the Moon and Mars to its Google Maps. And now the company has announced that it has added to it's Google Maps, a dozen of additional planets as well as moons that are present in our solar system. So if you want to take a trip to the solar system, open Google Maps!

With addition of Pluto and Venus and their several moons, Google Maps now features sixteen celestial bodies.

The planets and the moons that have been added to Google Maps include Pluto, Ceres, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Earth's Moon; Jupiter's moons Europa, Ganymede and Lo; Saturn's moons Enceladus, Lapetus, Dione, Mimas, Rhea and Titan.

As per a statement issued by the company, it worked along with astronomical artist Bjorn Jonson to feature the celestial bodies and uses imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency.

"Special thanks goes to astronomical artist Bjorn Jonson, who assembled the planetary maps of Europa, Ganymede, Rhea, and Mimas by working with imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency," the company wrote on its blog.

To access the features, you need to zoom-out until you are out of the planet and once you start 'floating' in space and a list of plans and moons that are available on Google Maps pops up. While it is fun, it is also the closest many of us can get to the outer world.

"For extra fun, try zooming out from the Earth until you're in space!" says the Google blog.

And while you explore the 12 worlds, did you know that Google has also added a street view of the International Space Station as well?

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