Microsoft launches a free tool that allows amateur star-gazers to explore the universe from their computers. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescopeâ€”bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.
This is a virtual telescope for you and me. You can now view galaxies, exotic nebulae and exploding stars from your own computer Want to see the same images that scientists use for their research or perform your own research with those images? Do you want to see the Earth from the same perspective that astronauts see as they descend to Earth? Try this software.
System requirements to run WWT
- 2GHz or faster processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 1-10GB of free disk space
- Graphics card with 128 MB RAM or 256 VRAM
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
- Net connection
- Macs must run Windows OS
=> Download software here
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