Microsoft Worldwide Telescope project to be launched by end of May



One of the things which i enjoy doing with my computer is gazing at the sky through the use of Google Sky. Now Microsoft is also planning to release its Worldwide Telescope project by the end of this month.

Worldwide Telescope is a free tool that allows users to view the images of the sky at night. And Since it is created with Microsoft’s high performance Visual Experience engine, it will feature seamless panning and zooming across the sky. The data that Microsoft have gathered contains Terabytes of images, stories and data which have been assembled from various sources. And since it is Microsoft, we can expect it to be good.

This project is being dedicated to researcher “Jim Gray” who went missing at sea last year. Do you like watching the sky at night? What tools  do you use?

6 Comments

  1. Haris says:

    I like to watch stars. Sounds weird, but I love this activity 😀 Don’t know why.

  2. Pavan Kumar says:

    That would be a great news! It would be a real fun on a fast internet…

  3. Mike says:

    You probably didn’t see WikiSky yet 🙂

  4. Jacklin says:

    Wow, interesting! It works only at night? Will it affected by area time difference?

  5. @Haris
    Me Too

    @Pavan
    Yeah, it would require a fast connection

    @Mike
    I will check that out also

    @Jacklin
    I think it will show stored images, not real time info

  6. Jacklin says:

    I see…That’s good even seeing the real time will be more exciting.