WorldWide Telescope

Image: worldwidetelescope.org

Microsoft’s new planetarium software that allows us to explore the wonders of the universe using images from ground and space-based telescopes. It’s a free resource program for the astronomy and education communities.

Aside from its Stellarium and Google Sky functions, it has two new features that I found interesting: Viewing the sky from multiple wavelengths and tour guides of celestial objectsūüėÄ.

On the other hand, the drawbacks of this program are the high PC system requirements (recommended: 2 GB RAM, Core duo processor w/ 2GHz, discrete graphics card w/ 256-VRAM) and a need of DSL connection (its files are in the internet).

Visit Microsoft WWT Website at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

and…

Download the program here.

Currently feeling: excited

~ by Stella's Gaze on July 15, 2008.

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