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    WorldWide Telescope is described as 'The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to WorldWide Telescope for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Google Earth. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Stellarium or Celestia. Other great apps like WorldWide Telescope are Gaia Sky, KStars, Solar System Scope and Mitaka.

    WorldWide Telescope is mainly a Star Map but alternatives to it may also be Map Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WorldWide Telescope.
    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2017
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    The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a...
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      Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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      Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.


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      Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.
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      Gaia Sky is a real-time, 3D, astronomy visualisation software that runs on Windows, Linux and OS X.
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      KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.


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      3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky - real time virtual orrery and observatory
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      Mitaka is software for visualizing the known Universe with up-to-date observational data and theoretical models. Mitaka users can seamlessly navigate through space, from the Earth to the edges of the known Universe.
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      StarCalc is the fastest professional astronomy planetarium & star mapping program for Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP (StarCalc version for PocketPC is available). It illustrates star positions of any instance of the day observed from any geographic locations on the Earth.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.73, released in July 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      WinStars uses the latest 3D technology to show the objects of our solar system in a realistic manner. Thus, it is possible to move from one planet to another, to follow a space probe on its long voyage or to observe a celestial event from a place to which you could never go.

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      The author has announced they will stop publish the application publicly: https://twitter.com/winstars_eng/status/1449451772871802881

    1. A browser-based virtual planetarium of stars and planets customizable by location (latitude and longitude) and time of day.
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