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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 22, 2016
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Microsoft WorldWide Telescope Review

Fernando Ortega
A virtual telescope for the PC developed by Microsoft Research which competes with Google Sky, relying on Hubble
A review of Microsoft WorldWide Telescope by Fernando Ortega

WorldWide Telescope from Microsoft Research is an ambitious and cool project from the team outside of Seattle which provides amazing access to photos taken by telescopes such as Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra.

The layout of the program is nice indeed, but what is more impressive is the amount of photography the application gives you, not unlike Google's "Sky" project which is part of Google Earth.

That aside, Microsoft WorldWide Telescope gives you access to constellations with identification, galaxies, star clusters, nebulae and more. It also provides quick access to Wikipedia so users can find out more about what they're looking at in the interface.

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is a really cool program and it gives you a virtual tour of the known universe which amazing high-resolution photos. Definitely worth a look!

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope features and highlights:
  • Navigate seamlessly through 3D spherical environments: the Sky, Planets and our Solar System
  • Access to hundreds of terabytes of sky, earth and planet data
  • View, create, and edit guided tours
  • Experience the 3D Solar System view with moon orbits, asteroids, and more
  • Access billions of objects in a web-based astronomical catalog
  • Use touch controls for touch-screen navigation
  • Travel 2,000 years forwards and backwards in time

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mapping without restrictions. Microsoft WorldWide Telescope is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  • Major release: Microsoft WorldWide Telescope 5.5
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Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Microsoft WorldWide Telescope may be available from Microsoft.

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope has been picked by our editors as excellent.
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