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22 Mar/12

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope is a free application that lets you explore the universe from your local computer. It offers more than a planetarium with its guided tours, free exploration options, communities, extensive search and telescope connection feature. You can launch the application right on the official website, provided that you have Microsoft Silverlight installed, or download a client for the Windows operating system instead. The desktop client has a size of about 70 Megabytes...

15 Nov/09

Celestia Brings Interstellar Exploration to Your Desktop [Downloads]

Celestia Brings Interstellar Exploration to Your Desktop [Downloads]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you enjoyed playing with Stellarium, the open-source planetarium software we shared with you earlier this year, but felt strangely tied to an earth-bound perspective, you’ll definitely want to fly through space with Celestia. Celestia picks up where Stellarium leaves off. With Celestia you can zoom through the known universe, flying through star clusters and swooping in to examine far off galaxies. On its own...

21 Ott/09

Enjoy the Orionid Meteor Showers Tonight [Astronomy]

Enjoy the Orionid Meteor Showers Tonight [Astronomy]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Catching an occasional shooting star is one thing, but with the right timing you can see dozens to hundreds of them in a single night. We’re in the peak season for the Orionid Showers, read on to catch a glimpse. Photo by V. Winter. October 17th to October 25th is the viewing window for the Orionid Showers, an annual meteor shower created by debris kicked off of Halley’s Comet. The absolute peak of the show...