En tur i universet

Af Herbert F. Kristiansen 14-05-2008

Microsoft har lancerede sin version af Google Earths  "Google Sky" med mange fede features. Dette program er gratis og kan frit hentes fra WorldWide Telescope som programmet hedder. Data samling er i omegnen af 12 Terabyte (eller 2.6 milliarder sider tekst) som programmet meget snedigt fletter sammen. DOG SKAL MAN IKKE HENTE 12 TERABYTE! Programmet selv fylder kun 12MB. En af pointerne med  nye progam er, at det er meget interaktiv med guided tur etc. som man enten selv kan lave og udgive eller fra man kan se andre inklusiv dem som forskerne har lavet.

Specifikation til ens system (taget fra WorldWide Teleskop):

- Microsoft® XP SP2 (minimum), Windows® Vista® (recommended)

- PC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, recommended

- 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM; 2 GB RAM recommended

- 3D accelerated card with 128 megabytes (MB) RAM; discrete graphics card with dedicated 256-MB VRAM recommended for higher performance

- 1 GB of available hard disk space; 10 GB recommended for off-line features and higher performance browsing
XGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor

- Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing and scrolling device

- Microsoft® DirectX® version 9.0c and .NET Framework 2.0

- Required for some features; Internet connection at 56 Kbps or higher through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access might require a separate fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges might also apply

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