WorldWide Virtual Telescope from Microsoft

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Microsoft has just launched a WorldWide Telescope, a free tool and it is a desktop application which you needs to download to your desktop and view the experience of it. Now you guys can see Twinkling Galaxy, Stars and many more in a single click. Just open WorldWide Telescope and sit back on your chairs to see the exotic world of beautiful stars around you, Wow! its a nice experience right!. For this we need to download the tool, here is the link to download.


According to Microsoft, the actual mission of WorldWide Telescope is:
--To aggregate scientific data from major telescopes, observatories and institutions and make temporal and multi-spectral studies available through a single cohesive Internet–based portal.
--To re-awaken the interest for science in the younger generations through astronomy and new technologies through the virtual observatory of the WWT. This also provides a wonderful base for teaching astronomy, scientific discovery, and computational science.

Here is the actual website, where you can get more info about this software -, below are some of the screen shots of this website and even some images from application:



Cool Microsoft Rocks! :)