The Nerdiest Places To Explore On Google Street View

Particle accelerators, space shuttles, natural wonders. Virtual tourism panders to the nerds.

Google Maps has just added perhaps the nerdiest of locations to Street View, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. For those of us who can’t actually go to Geneva and explore the underground tunnels of the world’s largest particle physics lab, it’s a rare look at some of the immense equipment that’s helping us answer the most basic questions about our universe.

The Street View team has a history of taking us to some of the coolest places on Earth, from Antarctic science centers to space shuttle launch pads to art museums.