Friday, June 19, 2009

Looking at the Stars

Did you ever wanted to look at far, far away stars? Now it will be possible, as WorldWide Telescope was launched last year. Basically, it allows you to view images from Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey among others.

What this means for an average Internet user is that he will be able to browse through the galaxy on his own, or even take guided tours prepared by astronomers.

You will be able to choose from a number of different telescopes, and even switch between different light wavelengths. All of this should allow you to do things that were never possible before for an average person. I think this proves that we live in exciting times.

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