Microsoft WorldWide Telescope Lauched

Computer users now can fly through the universe, viewing stars, planets and celestial bodies as an astronomer would, with the introduction of the Worldwide Telescope by Microsoft.The virtual service combines images and databases from every major telescope and astronomical organization in the world.Microsoft says it is providing the resource for free in memory of Jim […]

Computer users now can fly through the universe, viewing stars, planets and celestial bodies as an astronomer would, with the introduction of the Worldwide Telescope by Microsoft.

The virtual service combines images and databases from every major telescope and astronomical organization in the world.

Microsoft says it is providing the resource for free in memory of Jim Gray, the Microsoft researcher who disappeared last year while sailing his boat to the Farallon Islands on a trip to scatter his mother's ashes. The project is an extension of Gray's work.

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