Posted by: kurtsh | February 29, 2008

RESEARCH: Microsoft Research’s Worldwide Telescope

Imagine taking the very best photography of the universe and stitching it altogether in one viewable fabric through a single application.  That’s the Worldwide Telescope.

imageLINK TO MICROSOFT RESEARCH’S WORLDWIDE TELESCOPE: 
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope,  bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe.

WorldWide Telescope, created with Microsoft’s high-performance Visual Experience Engine™, enables seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blending terabytes of images, data, and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a media-rich, immersive experience.

Worldwide Telescope will be a free downloadable application from our web site.

http://static.videoegg.com/ted/flash/loader.swf

TED TALK VIDEO ON MICROSOFT RESEARCH’S WORLDWIDE TELESCOPE: 
Science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe. (Yes, it’s the technology that made Robert Scoble cry.)
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/224

 

 


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