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:
- As you zoom into mapped cities 3D data will be automatically shown. You can explore on your own or take a look at this tour: Flight over San Francisco v1.0.wtt.
- Load arbitrary 3D models from various sources and explore them in a Sandbox Mode to view only imported models and dynamic lighting. For example, explore neurons in the retina of a mouse from the Eyewire project in this tour.
- Prepare and print three-dimensional terrain with 3D Printing Support