Worldwide Telescope: Microsoft's answer to Google Sky launching May end

Microsoft will launch Worldwide Telescope, a tool for exploring images of the night sky, by the end of May, free to anyone who wants to use it, Microsoft's chairman said Friday.Worldwide Telescope is software that allows people to gaze at the universe through the data collected by telescopes all around the world -- and above […]

Microsoft will launch Worldwide Telescope, a tool for exploring images of the night sky, by the end of May, free to anyone who wants to use it, Microsoft's chairman said Friday.

Worldwide Telescope is software that allows people to gaze at the universe through the data collected by telescopes all around the world -- and above it: there's even data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

“This is taking data that's very complex, gathered over many years from many telescopes, and making it accessible,” said Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft, at a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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