A blockchain explorer is a website (web app) that regularly queries various crypto blockchains like Litecoin (LTC) or Bitcoin (BTC) and keeps a copy of those blockchain combined with a search function where a LTC address, transaction ID or block height can be looked up.
Remember, Litecoin's blockchain is pseudonymous. This means all the addresses are publicly accessed and can be referenced by anyone at anytime but those people do not know who controls those addresses or holds the private keys of that address.
Some popular blockchain explorers are:
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