The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope.
It brings the imaginary from ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a exploration of a universe.
WorldWide Telescope is created with the Microsoft high performance visual experience engine and allows panning and zooming around the night sky, planets and image environments. You can reveal the hidden structures with the WWT.
WWT is a single rich application portal that blends terabytes of images,information and stories from multiple sources over the Internet in to rich media experience. Kids of all ages will feel to explore and understand the universe with its simple and powerful user interface.
The Mission of the WWT is
- To Aggregate scientific data from major telescopes, observatories and institutions and make available through the single available Internet-based portal.
- To re-awaken the interest for science in younger generations through astronomy and new technologies through virtual WWT.
The massive amounts of data generated by the various scientific and research facilities is currently hundreds of terabytes and soon be measured in petabytes. Sharing this information is problematic for several reasons.By enabling the comparison of data from divorce sources—space and ground , and radio, optical and other wavelengths. WWT provides a single internet-based portal to study the evolving universe.
Researching the sky is as easy as viewing a Web site and is accessible to everyone with an internet connection.
WWT also contains the features to help you explore the Earth, satellites, such as the moon.