Today at the MSR Faculty Summit we released the latest version of WorldWide Telescope - the Apogee release.  Included in the release are two major features

  • TeraPixel – Worlds largest, smoothest seamless image of the sky
  • WWT|Mars – The Martian experience – collaboration with NASA to bring the HiRise imagery to WorldWide Telescope.  See info on NASA site as well…

Also – with in the release there more cool features including Asteroid belt in the Solar System, mouse over images pop up in the view, and etc more…

We’re really excited to share the new experiences with you – check it out and let me know what you think….

WorldWide Telescope Provides Detailed Mars Exploration and Enhanced Night Sky Image

Now you can use WorldWide Telescope (WWT) to explore the features of Mars as never before, thanks to the addition of more than 13,000 incredibly detailed images of Mars from various NASA spacecraft. Zoom in on the Red Planet and experience the Martian surface in unbelievably lifelike 3-D rendering, and learn more about our planetary neighbor with new interactive guided tours of Mars. And the enhancements to WWT don’t stop there. Now the WWT view of the night sky is even more amazing, with a seamless, high-resolution representation that smooths out the contours between discrete images. Gone are the visible “tiles” – those sharp edges where individual telescopic photos were combined to create the night sky panorama. This enhanced view, called the Terapixel sky image, provides an extraordinary sensation of panning the sky with the world’s most powerful telescope.

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