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WorldWide Telescope

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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
Last month's downloads:
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Size:
20.9 MB
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WorldWide Telescope is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista

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Minimum requirements
Minimum Recommended
Processor: 2 GHz
Memory: 1 GB 2 GB
Video: 128 MB
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c.
Framework: .NET Framework 2.0.
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Available languages

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Versions of WorldWide Telescope

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WorldWide Telescope Beta 13/05/08 Free English
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  • Windows Vista
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Explore the universe with your computer

Elena Santos

Pros
  • Hightly detailed atlas for real astronomy lovers
  • Includes photo galleries for more convenient browsing
  • You can download guided tours to learn more
Cons
  • Mouse-based browsing is confusing
  • Sometimes you can see photo boundaries

Want to see the same images that scientists at NASA use for their research or perform your own research with those images? Or do you want to see the Earth from the same perspective that astronauts see as they descend to Earth? How about taking a 5 minute break and viewing a panorama of a different city? Install WorldWide Telescope and start your explorations.

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.

Choose from a growing number of guided tours of the sky by astronomers and educators from some of the most famous observatories and planetariums in the country. Feel free at any time to pause the tour, explore on your own (with multiple information sources for objects at your fingertips), and rejoin the tour where you left off.

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.

Microsoft Research is dedicating WorldWide Telescope to the memory of Jim Gray and is releasing WWT as a free resource to the astronomy and education communities with the hope that it will inspire and empower people to explore and understand the universe like never before.

"Lots of information"

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  • usability4
  • Stability5
  • Installation7
  • Functionality4
  • Appearance4

There was a lot of information in this software and it was great to have at your fingertips, but I didn't find this easy to use.

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