Yesterday I speculated that Microsoft could be bringing out some new 3D visualization technology.

Thanks to Pete Yodis. He got to the TechCrunch article first revealing Microsoft Will Announce the WorldWide Telescope On February 27. Cat out of Bag… or is it?

The reason I kinda wonder is that this was in the news last year and it’s been known that Microsoft is researching mapping the sky. Granted, you add a slick interface where you’re moving through star systems in a 3D like environment. That would be almost worthy a few tears. And if it were real-time? that would be simply amazing.

I’m sure the preview will show up in the near future.


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