WorldWide Telescope from Microsoft Research

Science Teachers and students – a new tool

For all of you out there that love and have a passion for Astronomy and want to better understand our universe, you need to know about Worldwide Telescope. Microsoft Research has created this new desktop tool to give you incredible insight into our universe and beyond. In their own words:

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground- and space telescopes to enable seamless, guided explorations of the universe. WorldWide Telescope, created with Microsoft®’s high-performance Visual Experience Engine™, enables seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blending terabytes of images, data, and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a media-rich, immersive experience

This is truly one of the most incredible applications you will ever see and will be available this spring.

Video is available on MSN Video here
Video: TED Talk: Worldwide Telescope


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