The main screen of the Worldwide Telescope contains stars visible to the human eye that are mapped into constellations. You can navigate with your mouse in any direction and zoom in or out with its scroll wheel. Points of interest appear when you mouse over. You can also use the top menu or search to find celestial bodies. Here you can see that the edge of the Big Dipper's cup does indeed point to Polaris or the North Star, which is located at the plus sign.
May 14, 2008 7:05 AM PDT
Photo by: Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope
| Caption by: Andy Smith
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