Google takes Street View to the South Pole

Care to take a trip to the South Pole? Well Google has just the thing, taking its Street View program to the southern most point on the Earth. Now every internet user is able to get a panoramic view of the ceremonial South Pole.

With the help of the Polar Geospatial Center at the University of Minnesota and the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, Google have been able to bring the renown Street View to several locations in Antarctica including the ceremonial South Pole and Telescope.

But if you're not intrigued enough by the view of the ceremonial South Pole, Google have also gone one step further, providing a 'Street View' inside both Shackleton's and Scott's huts which were used in the early 20th century by the explorers and have been almost perfectly preserved. The new 360 degree images provide an insight as to how the early explorers lived as they set out to discover the otherwise unknown continent named Antarctica. The quality of the images are of high quality which Google says were taken on a lightweight tripod with a fisheye lens. Can you spot the Heinz Tomato Ketchup in Robert Falcon Scott’s supply hut?

Google says that by providing images of historic locations in Antarctica, "schoolchildren as far as Bangalore can count penguin colonies on Snow Hill Island, and geologists in Georgia can trace sedimentary layers in the Dry Valleys from the comfort of their desks."

If none of that interests you, here's a Penguin colony.

Source: Google | Image/Video via Google

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Of course you won't be seeing this on Apple iOS 6.0, because Apple apparently is so poor they can't afford it.