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WorldWide Telescope: The Interactive Sky on Your Desktop

WorldWide Telescope: The Interactive Sky on Your Desktop

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A free, interactive virtual learning environment, WorldWide Telescope enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope. Through its interactive dashboard, you can browse high-resolution imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes, giving you a visually powerful perspective of the size, scale, and features of the universe. Curtis Wong, principal researcher for Microsoft Research eScience and co-creator of WorldWide Telescope, demonstrated some of the capabilities of this versatile technology at TEDxCaltech on January 14, 2011.

—Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research eScience

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