Google, beyond Earth

A few years ago I discovered Google Space. It has images from over a dozen solar system bodies, and the International Space Station. These images were pieced together from NASA and ESA satellite data. I think these spinnable, zoomable maps with labeled regions and realistic terrain are pretty fun to play around with! They’re also a good way to start thinking about what specific moons and planets are made of, and how habitable they could be.

I always lose the link to this site, so here I’ve linked Io’s map. The rest of the bodies can be accessed via the side panel.,146.6689264,12426683m/data=!3m1!1e3

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