hmm, that's some good hype. I look forward to downloading the program. The video at TED is pretty good.
[edited by: Tourz at 9:55 pm (utc) on Feb. 29, 2008]
If you can't whip Google on Earth, look to the stars. Too cool.
You forget that the Microsoft TerraServer predates Google Earth by several years.
Didn't forget, was thinking usage. Perhaps I missed it but I haven't seen the CNNs (MSM) using TS, only Google Earth. I call that a whipping considering TS preceded it.
That Terra Server was awesome. If I recall correctly though, Microsoft bought them after the product came out of an independent company.
|Microsoft bought them after the product came out of an independent company. |
That's a good thing on this board. We like that.
The videos show nothing about what World wide Telescope is. Just show a bunch of kids saying "wow".
You can see an example of the tech here
oooh, that's going to be fun.
I'm wondering is it just deep sky exploration, or does it also do planets? I mean, will WWT help me know where in the sky I should look for Jupiter on a particular evening? I realize there are lots of softwares out there that do orbital mechanics, and I hope WWT does it too.
Thanks for posting the link to the "talk" and presentation! Sounds/Looks awesome!
That talk was pretty cool! Nice!
This is exactly the same as PhotoSynth [labs.live.com] but with space pictures instead of holiday snaps (think lots of black to hide the edges).
Similar to PhotoSynth yes, and just as cool :) An Astronomer buddy of mine is going to love this.
i looked at the video, looks really cool.
on top of that, i am happy that finally i read something new here before digg.
It's cool but it won't have wide appeal. The earth has a lot more variety than the night sky, at least to a typical human's eyes.
Microsoft playing the Google game.
Google is playing too.
I think its fascinating to finally see a "civilian" facing application like this for the cosmos.
It would be really awesome if it can compile a local database as well and integrate with consumer telescopes that have on board star navigation systems so you can "Point & Click" for photography and a deeper understanding of what you're looking at.
Google has this for a long time already
|I think its fascinating to finally see a "civilian" facing application like this for the cosmos. |
Maybe you meant
"I think its fascinating to finally see a "civilian" facing application like this for the cosmos made by Microsoft."
Most of the local software will connect to your telescope without a problem.