Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Microsoft | Microsoft's free WorldWide Telescope brings Windows users up close to the universe | Seattle Times Newspaper

Cool...

Microsoft Research is launching a free application today that lets people navigate deep into the universe and view galaxies, nebulae, planets and other celestial objects through the lenses of the world's best observatories.

The WorldWide Telescope draws on more than 12 terabytes of imagery — bigger than the print collection of the Library of Congress — from several orbiting and land-based telescopes.The desktop application downloads the images on demand and stitches them together to form an interactive, browsable universe supplemented with information from top astronomical databases and guided tours that put it all into context.

Microsoft | Microsoft's free WorldWide Telescope brings Windows users up close to the universe | Seattle Times Newspaper

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