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Chernobyl was the site of the largest nuclear plant disaster in history, which occurred in April of 1986 in what today is known as Ukraine. The entire area had to be evacuated due to the exposure to radiation, including the neighboring city of Pripyat. About 36 hours after the initial nuclear blast, the population abandoned the city taking whatever they could carry as they were advised they’d be returning for their belongings in three days. Their belongings remain there today. They left behind their homes, which are now crumbling buildings, as well as a small amusement park that the local areas once enjoyed. Within the past few years, the government eased some of the restrictions that prohibited visitors from traveling to the physical site, but the best and safest way to explore the vicinity remains online. Using a Google Maps high-resolution tour, we can explore the eerie abandoned area of Chernobyl from the comfort of our homes.