Microsoft set to conquer Universe

Microsoft set to conquer Universe

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:24 am

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx

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 in the world for a seamless, guided exploration 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.


Looks quite interesting, probably be similar to what Google has done with maps and satellite imagery.
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Re: Microsoft set to conquer Universe

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 13, 2008 7:25 pm

Didn't download it yet but this is looking pretty cool, kinda like google maps for space:

REDMOND, Wash. — May 12, 2008 — The final frontier got a bit closer today as Microsoft Corp. officially launched the public beta of its WorldWide Telescope, which is now available at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx . WorldWide Telescope is a rich Web application that brings together imagery from the best ground- and space-based observatories across the world to allow people to easily explore the night sky through their computers. WorldWide Telescope has been eagerly anticipated by the astronomical and educational communities as a compelling astronomical resource for students and lifelong learners, and as a way to make science fun for children.
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