Microsoft Launches 'The WorldWide Telescope'!

May 14, 2008 | 3,031 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Microsoft in an attempt to collectively give an answer to Google Earth, Google Sky and Google Moon, has launched a downloadable application aptly named 'WorldWide Telescope'. This application combines imageries from both ground and space based observatories around the globe, providing convenient access to users for space exploration right from their desktops. WorldWide Telescope aims at providing various astronomical and educational communities with compelling astronomical information. This information will also act as an interactive way of imparting knowledge to children.

Bill Gates (Chairman, Microsoft) said, “The WorldWide Telescope is a powerful tool for science and education that makes it possible for everyone to explore the universe. By combining terabytes of incredible imagery and data with easy-to-use software for viewing and moving through all that information, the WorldWide Telescope opens the door to new ways to see and experience the wonders of space. Our hope is that it will inspire young people to explore astronomy and science, and help researchers in their quest to better understand the universe.”

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WorldWide Telescope will enable users to view satellite images of Earth, a street view, a hybrid of both or use the incredible 'Earth at Night' mode. There is also the option of shifting through numerous images from two of the most powerful telescopes known to man, the Hubble and the Chandra.

This time around, there is no doubt that Microsoft has outdone itself and with this incredible and fantastic product it can now boast of incredible features, which only Microsoft could have come up with.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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