Monday, July 12, 2010

Now WorldWide Telescope and Bing Maps have Mars Imagery

The much-awaited Mars imagery from NASA has been added by Microsoft Research team behind WorldWide Telescope. Therefore, the WorldWide Telescope users can have an enhanced new experience from Microsoft Research and NASA. This feature lets you interact with and explore our Solar System like never before. Therefore, you can now take exclusive interactive tours of the Red Planet, hear directly from NASA scientists and view and explore the most complete, highest-resolution coverage of Mars available. If you want to experience Mars up close, Microsoft and NASA together encourage viewers to download the new WWT/Mars experience. Moreover, the Bing WorldWide Telescope Map App has been updated with the new imagery to let you immediately enjoy the new imagery of the Red Planet from within their browser via the SilverLight website.

If you want to use this, open the Silverlight site, click the “Map Apps” button, and select the “WorldWide Telescope” map app. If it loads fully, select “Mars” from the Collections list and you can view a bunch of options for viewing the photos.