WorldWideTelescope does not give you access to a real-time telescope, however it gives you access to thousands of photos, aerial images and guided tours throughout the universe. You can choose to view the Earth, planets, the sky or a panorama. WorldWideTelescope is a part of Microsoft research and lets you explore lots of collections of images such as constellations, radio studies, solar systems and so on.
You can also take guided tours for different space objects like nebulas, black holes, clusters, galaxies, etc. You can customize your viewing space by turning on & off a lot of features such as boundaries, orbits, stars and grid. The application has a web-based version as well as a Windows version that can be installed.
Even though the interface and navigation is pretty confusing, the app has a lot of information that would make any science lover go crazy.
- View interactive images of plants, Earth and the sky.
- Watch guided tours on many space related topics.
- Customize your view by adjusting various features.
- Desktop client supported.
- No registration required.
- Similar sites: Celestia, Star Viewer and also see our recent article “5 Best Websites For Space and Astronomy Fans“.
Visit WorldWideTelescope @ www.worldwidetelescope.org