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Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope is out… I’m going to install it soon and compare it to Google’s “Sky” and Starry Night — if you’ve already done so, post up in the comments!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. RocketGuy says:

    Looks like it’s not Mac Friendly, unsurprisingly.

  2. C.L. Woodard says:

    Have you thought about comparing it to the open source project Celestia? It’s a VERY nice app for exploring our universe.

  3. Peter says:

    I just downloaded it, and while I’m not impressed with the sky view (it appears to be a slightly glorified Google Sky), the Community feature is nice (allows you to join astronomical societies/magazines and share photos), and it connects to and control telescopes using a project called ASCOM. Unfortunately the huge leap in bandwidth requirements after the release of WWT forced them to disable downloads. Anyway, it’s pretty sweet.

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