From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. WorldWide Telescope is an observatory on your desktop, allowing you to see the sky in a way you have never seen it before through individual exploration; multi-wavelength views; stars and planets within context to each other; the ability to zoom in and out; and the capability to create, search and view guided tours of the universe. You can view the entire solar system in 3-D with light and shadows created from the sun, and can explore the Earth and Mars in incredible detail. You also can watch planets orbit around the sun, and moons orbit around planets.
The Visual Experience Engine delivers seamless panning and zooming around the night sky, now enhanced with the TeraPixel sky image that provides an unmatched panorama of the heavens. WorldWide Telescope delivers seamless integration of scientifically relevant information, including multi-wavelength, multiple-telescope distributed image and data sets, and one-click contextual access to distributed Web information and data sources.
WorldWide Telescope 5 Features:
From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. You can research and import your own data and visualize it, then create a tour to share with others.
- Ability to navigate seamlessly through 3D spherical environments such as the Sky (Space?), Planets
- Access to hundreds of terabytes of sky, earth and planet data
- Ability to view, create and edit guided tours
- 3D Solar System view with moon orbits, asteroids and more!
- Access to billions of objects in web-based astronomical catalog
- Touch controls enable touch-screen navigation
- Move forwards and backwards in time 2000 years
Changes in this version include:
- Sandbox mode: Bring in your own data from the microscopic to the scale of the universe, as we did with MIT EyeWire at TED
- 3d Cities : Explore the same 3d Cites featured in Bing Maps Preview
- Improvements to key-frame animation in timeline slides
- On Screen controls are now “Auto pilot” like for cinematic real-time driving with a mouse
- Support for foot pedal controls for thinks like all-stop and zooming
- Support for 3d printing any feature of terrestrial planet or moon using STL file export
- Oculus Improvements
- Volumetric Milky Way : See the milky way like never before with real-time volumetric rendering
- Planet by planet orbit visibility: Turn on and off orbits on a planet-by-planet basis.
- Visibility by grouping for asteroids
- Improved OBJ support
- Galactic Mode: The sky mode now allows your to align to galactic coordinates for navigation.
- LCAPI updates
- Fixed Bugs