Earth Day is coming up this weekend, and to celebrate, Google Earth received a major update today to version 9.

This version is again designed to run in a Web browser (just Chrome for now), but there’s now a standalone home for Google Earth at

The Android app has been updated, too (iOS is coming soon).
Version 9 puts a big focus on guided tours via the “Voyager” section, which serves as a jumping off point for YouTube videos, 360° content, Street View, and Google Earth landmarks.

The tours are led by scientists and documentarians, with some content produced by well-known groups like the BBC’s Planet Earth team. For kids, there’s a Sesame Street muppet section.

Engadget reports that this curated content section will be continually updated.

Currently, there are about 40 stories.
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