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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Microsoft to Launch WorldWide Telescope

Microsoft has announced the soon to be released WorldWide Telescope. Few details are currently available other than it is to be launched in the Spring of 2008 and that it is MS's answer to Google Sky.

What exactly is the WorldWide Telescope you ask?

Per the answers in their FAQ's:

"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."