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Comment: World Wide Telescope

In Comment, Link on March 19, 2008 at 9:41 am

I’ve been browsing the presentations on TED for a few hours now, and decided to check out some of the new videos posted. One of which is the World Wide Telescope which, incredibly (in Spring 2008):

WorldWide Telescope … 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.

Now please understand…this is on your home computer. This is allowing regular people access to some of humanity’s most incredible imagery. This technology will allow us to see back in time millions of years from distant stars and galaxies.

Check out the presentation on YouTube, or go to the TED site and get the talk in high-def. Awesome.

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