A Virtual Journey Through Space With Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope – Gizmo Watch
A Virtual Journey Through Space With Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope – Gizmo Watch: “Microsoft isn’t exactly known for launching free applications, but the Redmond based software giant is slowly but steadily launching more and more free apps for computer users in a bid to better its monopolistic image. Continuing in this vein, it has come out with its WorldWide Telescope app which will let all Windows operating system users view the huge number of images, captured in space by a chain of orbiting telescopes. For this to happen, Microsoft has put all the space images available into one big 12 terabyte server. These images are put together to form interactive guided tours. This, Microsoft hopes will give users the opportunity to delve into the hitherto unknown facets of outer space and learn a lot about what lies beyond our little blue planet. The entire WorldWide Telescope App is the brainchild of Curtis Wong, a Microsoft researcher very interested in outer space. Here’s hoping that Microsoft gives us many more wonderful free apps like the WorldWide Telescope.