As you may have heard, we released an initial version of a technology known as the worldwide telescope last month. I’ve been playing around with it for a bit and I’ve got to say it’s fascinating stuff. Geek as I am I grew up with Science Fiction, reading Omni magazine, and generally being interested in all things off planet – which means that a product like this is something I can spend hours exploring.
Now, of course there are other products out there that do similar things. I remember discovering Celestia some years ago and finding it a wonderful thing indeed. I bought a copy of Starry Night Backyard, and found even more depth and wonder. Of course I played with Google Sky when it was released as an addition to Google Earth – and had great enjoyment with it. And there are many others too, so for a mad star-struck person like me all of these applications are goodness, and all bring their own special value and sense of wonder.
So what of the Worldwide Telescope? It truly is something special. Here are some of the things I love about it, and I’ve only really started to scrape the surface:
And there is so much more. I have to limit my time in this application because it’s so easy to find hours slipping away.
So if you haven’t explored it yet I very much recommend you take a look. It’s uplifting, fascinating and a really wonderful experience.
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Has any body come with away use worldwide telescope with windows live frameit.And online community group web site wood with windows live messager so i can share on with my windows live messager conntacts.And sould bee able sync up with my own telescope and upload my photo i take and bee part database on worldwide telescope.