The Worldwide Telescope Comes To Bing Maps
If you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell your Belt of Orion from your Little Dipper, Microsoft is here to help. Today it added its WorldWide Telescope application to Bing Maps. The application letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s you look up at the sky from a street view level in a map and see the stars and planets conveniently identified by red lines connecting them together.
Microsoft debuted its WorldWide Telescope application two years ago, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s existed as a standalone desktop and Silverlight app. But now that it is part of Bing Maps, it should become more popular. (Inside Bing Maps, you first need to click on Ã¢â‚¬Å“Map AppsÃ¢â‚¬Â and select WorldWide Telescope to enable it).
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