I put out a challenge to my podcast listeners to try and guess what Robert Scoble cried over when he saw it, and today he revealed it is the WorldWide Telescope.
After watching the short videos on the site, all I can say is I really cannot wait to start playing with this and cut my kids loose. I can tell you that this is going to service that gets a lot of utilization. From the Microsoft website is this statement.
“The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space telescopes in the world for a seamless, guided exploration of the universe.
WorldWide Telescope, created with Microsoft’s high-performance Visual Experience Engine™, enables seamless panning and zooming across the night sky blending terabytes of images, data, and stories from multiple sources over the Internet into a media-rich, immersive experience.”
So come on Microsoft cut it loose. wwtelescope.com