Ever wondered how the mysterious and infinite universe looks like? Ever dream of traveling around the galaxies, visiting the smallest planet, Mercury, or checking whether there are creatures in the red planet, Mars? Believe it or not – it wouldn’t cost you millions of dollar to do so. Just turn your computer to a virtual telescope, make sure you are comfortably seated in front of your computer, immerse yourself in a seamless beautiful environment and enjoy the space roaming via Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope.

Worldwide Telescope is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. It was created with Microsoft High-Performance Visual Experience Engine and allows seamless panning and zooming around the night sky, planets, and image environments. If you are a star-gazing fan or amateur astronomer, you should be very excited now. Read more about this wonderful virtual telescope from our previous post.

Microsoft has released the latest WorldWide Telescope 2.2 for downloading. Astronomers, space enthusiasts or star gazers can get the latest virtual telescope via the link here. Another virtual telescope which features quite similar functions is Google Sky.