Microsoft Worldwide Telescope launched

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope

In the previous post, i talked about Microsoft’s plan to launch the World wide Telescope project by the end of may. Now it has been released by Microsoft in ‘beta’. It’s a free tool that allows users to explore the images of the sky at night.

If you are looking to try it, i suggest that you use a fast computer. Its requirements are pretty high. You will find that it is a bit similar to Google Sky. You can explore the solar system, the galaxy, planets using your own choice of telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray observatory center, the spitzer space telescope or others. You can not only view the present situation of the sky, but you can also view past, present and future locations of planet. The universe can also be viewed through different wavelengths of light to reveal hidden structures in the galaxy.

Overall, it is a nice tool for astronomy lovers and for people who are interested in learning more about the universe. But for having a good experience with it, you need a high end system with a good Internet connection


  1. Syahid A. says:

    I’ve first heard of it via Scobleizer not a long time ago. The only problem with it is the steep requirements needed to run the software.

  2. @Syahid

    Agree with you. Its requirements are quite high.

  3. Pavan Kumar says:

    I don’t know what’s wrong, it gave some error for me and I gave up that… Will give it a try when free, anyways I don’t need that for my normal routine, its a timepass software for me 😆

  4. Jacklin says:

    I don’t think my internet connection can support this tool.

  5. @Pavan
    Same here. Even i use it for timepass

    How much is your Bandwidth

  6. I hate programs that have hish systm requirements.