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WorldWide Telescope For Windows
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About WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope, a free software from Microsoft, offers users a captivating journey through the universe, showcasing breathtaking content from esteemed telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center. With just a few clicks, users can delve into a world of vibrant nebulae, distant galaxies, black holes, and radiation clouds, all accessible from the comfort of their desktop.

Key Features

1.Immersive Exploration
The WorldWide Telescope interface presents seven tabs for easy navigation. These include Explore, Guided Tours, Search, Community, Telescope, View, and Settings. Each tab provides users with a wealth of options. The Explore and Search tabs, for instance, feature collapsible submenus that offer further exploration possibilities. The interface focuses on displaying detailed images of celestial objects in stunning visual fidelity.

2.Intuitive Controls
Movement across the celestial landscape is effortless with WorldWide Telescope. Users can simply click and drag the screen using the left mouse button to navigate the sky. There are additional mouse and keyboard commands that allow rotation, tilting, zooming in and out, offering users full control over their viewing experience. Right-clicking on any object presents additional information and details about it.

3.Personalization and Guided Tours
WorldWide Telescope allows users to personalize their experiences by saving favorite locations in the universe under "My Collections." Users can also enjoy expert-led and user-created guided tours of the universe. During these tours, users can add text, images, shapes, and even layer soundtracks and voice-overs to enhance their exploration and create a truly immersive journey.

4.Rich Feature Set
While some minor bugs may be present, such as inaccurate zooming with the mouse wheel or occasional crashes when canceling guided tour downloads, WorldWide Telescope offers a wealth of advanced features. The software provides extensive telescope imagery and offers a versatile range of tools to view, save, and manage that content in various ways. It proves invaluable for everyone from hobbyists and astronomers to students, educators, and those simply curious about the universe.

In summary, WorldWide Telescope provides a remarkable platform to explore the vastness of the universe. With its impressive collection of telescope imagery, intuitive controls, and diverse features, the software is suitable for a range of users, including hobbyists, astronomers, students, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Embark on a visually breathtaking journey through the cosmos and uncover the mysteries of our universe with WorldWide Telescope.

Reviewed by Staff


Updated onJuly 22, 2015
Operating systemWindows, Windows XP, Windows Vista

Old Versions

WorldWide Telescope5.2.9
July 22, 2015
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WorldWide Telescope for PC
View the same images that scientists at NASA use for their research on your desktop.
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How to download and Install WorldWide Telescope on Windows PC

  • Click on the Download button to start downloading WorldWide Telescope for Windows.
  • Open the .exe installation file in the Downloads folder and double click it.
  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to install WorldWide Telescope on Windows PC.
  • Now you can open and run WorldWide Telescope on Windows PC.