Microsoft's 'Worldwide Telescope' now available


Joining Google Sky and Stellarium is Microsoft’s entrant to the stars, Worldwide Telescope. I’ve been dinking around with it for about a half hour and it’s pretty cool.

Check it out (Windows only) if you’re an outer space dork — it includes a bunch of guided tours from astronomers. I liked the “many worlds” tour, which started with some west coast mountain ranges and then flew off to the rest of the planets in our solar system for some hot world-on-world action. It’d be cool if they added some audio guidance but I guess it’s pretty realistic since there’s no sound in space. Oh well.