World Wide Telescope

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spacelifejunkie

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<p>http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/</p><p>If this topic has been discussed before, I apologize.&nbsp; I searched the boards and didn't find a link recently.&nbsp; WWT is a virtual, 3D tour of the universe using the latest pictures and animation, many of which are in 3D.&nbsp; Microsoft is the developer. Everyone must check this out!</p><p>SLJ</p>
 
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<p>It's pretty cool alright. But many of the pictures are kind of blurry. I guess it depends on which telescope received the visual data. I hope I live to see the images that will come from better and better space and Earth-based telescopes in the future, you know, to where you could cruise the depths of the universe and the images will all be crisp and finely resolute.</p><p>I very much enjoyed cruising over the surface of Mars. Great detail. I wish Carl Sagan had lived to see all this cool stuff that we are doing together as one humanity.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>ZenGalacticore</p> </div>
 
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<p>By the way, I can't believe no one else has commented on this. When Microsoft launched it a couple of weeks ago I told everybody at work about it and that it was free to download because it is research/education software. A few days later I asked everyone I had told and NO ONE had checked it out. Can you believe that? Granted, I don't work with a bunch of brainiacs but still... I think many people take the technological wonders of our age for granted. I suppose its a facet of human nature to do so. Think of it, if phonographs had existed in Mozart's day he would have died a prince instead of a pauper.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>ZenGalacticore</p> </div>
 
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For those of you, myself included, that do not have a high powered telescope to look up out and beyond, Microsoft has a very nice program called World Wide Telescope.&nbsp; This is a very interesting and FREE way to see what is going on out there.
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>For those of you, myself included, that do not have a high powered telescope to look up out and beyond, Microsoft has a very nice program called World Wide Telescope.&nbsp; This is a very interesting and FREE way to see what is going on out there. <br />Posted by dryson</DIV></p><p>Great stuff. Here is the actual site.</p><p><br />www.worldwidetelescope.org</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p align="center"><font color="#808080">-------------- </font></p><p align="center"><font size="1" color="#808080"><em>Let me start out with the standard disclaimer ... I am an idiot, I know almost nothing, I haven’t taken calculus, I don’t work for NASA, and I am one-quarter Bulgarian sheep dog.  With that out of the way, I have several stupid questions... </em></font></p><p align="center"><font size="1" color="#808080"><em>*** A few months blogging can save a few hours in research ***</em></font></p> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>For those of you, myself included, that do not have a high powered telescope to look up out and beyond, Microsoft has a very nice program called World Wide Telescope.&nbsp; This is a very interesting and FREE way to see what is going on out there. <br />Posted by dryson</DIV><br /><br />It was posted some months ago, but yeah, indeed a great program. It might inspire me to drag out my telescope once the evening sky gets darker. <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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