Now People Can Peep at Penguins With Google Street View

Google Maps has officially expanded its popular, and sometimes controversial, Street View service to all 7 continents.

Beginning this week, voyeurs and virtual explorers can view the moors of Ireland, the icy plains of Antarctica (see right), and the famed beaches of Brazil, all from the safety and comfort of their own homes. 

"We hope this new imagery will help people in Ireland, Brazil, and even the penguins of Antarctica to navigate nearby, as well as enable people around the world to learn more about these areas," said Google executive Brian McClendon. 

Introduced in 2007, Google Street View enables people to explore street-level imagery in cities and locations around the planet. Privacy groups and foreign governments have protested Street View, but for the most part it has remained a highly popular, and highly amusing, service.

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