Microsoft releases the Worldwide Telescope

Microsoft released the Worldwide Telescope for download this weekend. This is the coolest product I’ve seen come out Microsoft in years. Maybe ever. This is the product that made Robert Scoble cry the first time he saw a demo and now I understand why.

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I can’t stop clicking around the galaxy. This is very addicting. Work can wait while I zoom around the cosmos.

It’s breathtaking. Amazing. And freaking cool.

Hey, Microsoft just created something cool that doesn’t have a big green X on it.

I like that Microsoft put out a product just because they can. I have no idea if they will attempt to create a business or service. But there’s no doubt that my kids will have the opportunity to learn about space and the universe in a manner that wasn’t available to me.

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