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Microsoft WorldWide Telescope 5.5.03 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (74 votes)

File Details

File Size 91.5 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 15,775
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

Publisher's Description

The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.

WorldWide Telescope is created with the Microsoft high performance Visual Experience Engine and allows seamless panning and zooming around the night sky, planets, and image environments. View the sky from multiple wavelenghts: See the x-ray view of the sky and zoom into bright radiation clouds, and then crossfade into the visible light view and discover the cloud remnants of a supernova explosion from a thousand years ago. Switch to the Hydrogen Alpha view to see the distribution and illumination of massive primordial hydrogen cloud structures lit up by the high energy radiation coming from nearby stars in the Milky Way. These are just two of many different ways to reveal the hidden structures in the universe with the WorldWide Telescope. Seamlessly pan and zoom from aerial views of the Moon and selected planets, as well as see their precise positions in the sky from any location on Earth and any time in the past or future with the Microsoft Visual Experience Engine.

Latest Reviews

roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v5.1.09 on Dec 3, 2014

As a hobby astronomer and generally interested in physics and technology, this program is amazing.
Nice tidy GUI, very user-friendly.

I can use it simply for the sheer entertainment or for scientific research.
It triggers the curiosity across numerous fields, so in education purposes this definitely would be a valuable tool!

The throughout high image quality are highly impressive no matter where - or what - you are looking at!

My old StarryNight Backyard can prepare for a long but well deserved vacation, or even full retirement...

kibeatt

kibeatt reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Sep 29, 2013

Microsoft is more and more stronger!I'm very happy that because I just buy a refracting telescope from the market.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Jul 9, 2013

Why don't you - that's right - you, test this program and report back. Live up to your pseudonym and stop b****ing - stand for the community.

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Jul 9, 2013

Could someone from this century rate this program! Could someone else explain why this is Beta if guys from yesteryear are reviewing it. Haven't tried it since yesteryear but maybe...

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v2.2.41.1 on Jan 9, 2009

Blablabla have encountered a problem and will be shut down. Pure Microsoft crap....

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.2.41.1 on Jan 8, 2009

Why are people complaining about the requirements? Having only 1GB of RAM is kind of sad these days, at least 2GB is pretty much the norm now. DirectX 9.0c, a 128MB graphics card...these are high requirements?? Put away your Pentium II computers and come join us in 2009; you may like it here.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.2.32.1 Autumnal Equinox Beta on Oct 31, 2008

Heaps of potential, but crazy system requirements.

rodneyr

rodneyr reviewed v2.1.8.1 Spring Beta on May 29, 2008

To people with install problems (seems like it wants to install something else?) - had this too. Put the msi/download in it's own directory and install from there.

Insane requirements -- a good graphics card, gobs of RAM, fast CPU.

I give it the highest mark because when everything is working right, it is visually stunning, and blows everything else (Celestia, Google Sky, etc) out of the water.

Now if we can only get them to release PhotoSynth for everyday joes to create their own collections, that would be something.

Addendum -- I had to uninstall the old one to get the new beta to correctly install

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vSpring Beta on May 16, 2008

Damn!. Here I thought I would be able to scope through windows in china-lol

CWY56

CWY56 reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

WOW! A very nice visual experience. Much better than Google Sky and Celestia. It includes a nice tutorial and guides, and lends itself to hours of interesting space exploration and education. Installation was simple...I was zipping around the Universe in just minutes! Thanks Microsoft Research. :-D

Avg. Rating 4.0 (74 votes)
Your Rating
roymccoy

roymccoy reviewed v5.1.09 on Dec 3, 2014

As a hobby astronomer and generally interested in physics and technology, this program is amazing.
Nice tidy GUI, very user-friendly.

I can use it simply for the sheer entertainment or for scientific research.
It triggers the curiosity across numerous fields, so in education purposes this definitely would be a valuable tool!

The throughout high image quality are highly impressive no matter where - or what - you are looking at!

My old StarryNight Backyard can prepare for a long but well deserved vacation, or even full retirement...

kibeatt

kibeatt reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Sep 29, 2013

Microsoft is more and more stronger!I'm very happy that because I just buy a refracting telescope from the market.

Bala7

Bala7 reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Jul 9, 2013

Why don't you - that's right - you, test this program and report back. Live up to your pseudonym and stop b****ing - stand for the community.

humbleuser

humbleuser reviewed v4.1.74 RC0 on Jul 9, 2013

Could someone from this century rate this program! Could someone else explain why this is Beta if guys from yesteryear are reviewing it. Haven't tried it since yesteryear but maybe...

nilst2006

nilst2006 reviewed v2.2.41.1 on Jan 9, 2009

Blablabla have encountered a problem and will be shut down. Pure Microsoft crap....

Banquo

Banquo reviewed v2.2.41.1 on Jan 8, 2009

Why are people complaining about the requirements? Having only 1GB of RAM is kind of sad these days, at least 2GB is pretty much the norm now. DirectX 9.0c, a 128MB graphics card...these are high requirements?? Put away your Pentium II computers and come join us in 2009; you may like it here.

Ryusennin

Ryusennin reviewed v2.2.32.1 Autumnal Equinox Beta on Oct 31, 2008

Heaps of potential, but crazy system requirements.

rodneyr

rodneyr reviewed v2.1.8.1 Spring Beta on May 29, 2008

To people with install problems (seems like it wants to install something else?) - had this too. Put the msi/download in it's own directory and install from there.

Insane requirements -- a good graphics card, gobs of RAM, fast CPU.

I give it the highest mark because when everything is working right, it is visually stunning, and blows everything else (Celestia, Google Sky, etc) out of the water.

Now if we can only get them to release PhotoSynth for everyday joes to create their own collections, that would be something.

Addendum -- I had to uninstall the old one to get the new beta to correctly install

anomoly

anomoly reviewed vSpring Beta on May 16, 2008

Damn!. Here I thought I would be able to scope through windows in china-lol

CWY56

CWY56 reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

WOW! A very nice visual experience. Much better than Google Sky and Celestia. It includes a nice tutorial and guides, and lends itself to hours of interesting space exploration and education. Installation was simple...I was zipping around the Universe in just minutes! Thanks Microsoft Research. :-D

Bobbitchin

Bobbitchin reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

It's about time! Microsoft has been touting this for the past couple years. Even came to TMSP to talk about how cool this will be. A year later the beta finally comes out...

I give it a three because of the massive system requirements.

grinch89

grinch89 reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

Works fine for me,very interesting app. much better than Celestia. Tons of info. If Astronomy is your thing get this program right away,it is worth it.

Jim_b

Jim_b reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

OK D/Loaded to a different drive and it now loads.
Very cool!

Tried again and I'm getting the same results Excel Comment Extract program. Am I doing something wrong?

I've downloaded this 4 times and I'm getting some Excel Comment Extract program. NOT Microsoft WorldWide Telescope

Anyone else?

EvoXXX

EvoXXX reviewed vSpring Beta on May 13, 2008

Crashed on Vista Ultimate x86 (SP1) without installing DX9.

The Idea is great though; in fact, I like maps.live more than maps.google :-)

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