Microsoft WorldWide Telescope in Awesome Video Action (Verdict: My God, It's Full of Stars)

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Witness the power of the fully operational Microsoft WorldWide Telescope, as Roy Gould and Curtis Wong walk the audience at TED through this stunning software effort. Some experts say that the WorldWide Telescope, which puts together terabytes of information from telescopes all over the world to make a seamless rendition of the entire known Universe, will change the way we—the normal humans—understand the cosmos. After seeing it in action, I agree:

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We will have to wait until it's released to see how it works into a humble PC, but I can't wait to turn my three-meter-wide projection screen into the bridge of the Enterprise. [TED]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I gotta give a big thumbs up to Microsoft for this one. Google Sky, Stellarium, whatever. I just want really good star-gazing apps, and if Microsoft makes the best one, I'll get it the moment it comes out. Now please MS, do not make this Windows only.