Microsoft launches WorldWide Telescope into private alpha

This is an awesome application, if you think Google Space is an innovation, this is a quantum leap …

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It made Scoble cry, and soon it can make you cry too. The website for the latest Microsoft Research project, WorldWide Telescope, is now up at Here’s how Robert describes it:

“So, back to the World Wide Telescope. You drag around the sky. There’s Mars. There’s the big dipper. There’s Betelguese. Etc. It’s just like the star party you probably attended in college.

But it has one difference between any telescope you’ve ever looked at.

You can zoom. Zoom. Zoom. Zoom.

We picked a point of light inside the big dipper. Zoom. Zoom. Zoom. Zoom. Holy ***, it’s two galaxies colliding. It looked like a star. Zoom. Zoom. Zoom.”

No sign of the download yet, with Scoble saying its in private alpha right now. If you’re interested in finding out more, Sunshine posted a bunch of info on it last week. We’ll let you know when its open to all. …

Source: Microsoft launches WorldWide Telescope into private alpha

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