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Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope

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After Google has launched Google Sky, Microsoft Research launched WorldWide Telescope (WWT):WorldWide Telescope

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.

WWT is a single rich application portal that blends terabytes of images, information, and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a seamless, immersive, rich media experience. Kids of all ages will feel empowered to explore and understand the universe with its simple and powerful user interface. (Read more …)

I couldn’t help noticing that the site was built with Adobe Flash (Silverlight?) – perhaps that’s the main reason behind writing this post. LOL. Spend a few moments watching their video of how kids react with “WOW!” and “COOL!” to the WWT. Also, check out the minimum requirements.


Written by AlaaShaker

May 23, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Posted in Technology

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