I have just had my first glimpse of the WorldWide Telescope demo and I must say I am impressed! The WorldWide Telescope is a new product of Microsoft Research and it has apparently taken images from the worlds best telescopes and linked them in a seamless homogenous view of the universe.
I always love looking up into the sky when I am away from the intrusive lights of the big city, the number of viewable stars seems to grow exponentially. Now is my chance to see everything without having to leave the comforts of my own home. The demo kind of reminded me how impressive I thought Google Earth was when it was released, this figures to be so much more.
I am eager for the release in early spring, seeing the viewable universe up close will be a delight! Consider downloading a high def version of the demo you will not regret it!