After Hours

WorldWide Telescope brings stargazing online

Mars Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is the tallest known mountain in the solar system. This image was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Image used with permission from Microsoft. Caption by Wally Bahny.

6 comments
kaninelupus
kaninelupus

The site looked like a dog's breakfast in Firefox, but also had to use the "Compatibility View" in in IE8 for the same reason.... are you kidding me??

a1slipkid
a1slipkid

"WorldWide Telescope is a new project from Microsoft Research" I don't mean to undermine your story, but this is not a new application at all. I have been using this for at least a year already if not 2 years or more. none the less it is an awesome application and does deserve recognition. I just hope that there's not a sudden influx of users that ends up slowing down the servers.

PJW9779
PJW9779

It heavily depends on a Microsoft-userside. Strange, since the science community is X dominated .

kaninelupus
kaninelupus

I'm a Windows user, but have to admit Linux/Unix are the dominant force in the science community, followed by Windows (too often XP!).

Cap54
Cap54

I first saw WWT demo'ed by Microsoft guys using a Mac. The message was clear -- WWT is built to run on many platforms. It can be used in a small (or large) school planetarium, or on your desktop. There are numerous scientists already using it!

seanferd
seanferd

Regarding both of the above posts - what scientists would be using this? It's a pretty-picture results display, not a form or framework for usable data.