Bring the power of the Hubble Space Telescope to your computer screen, browsing the universe for astronomical phenomena in striking detail. Hubble images in full resolution are now available through Microsoft Research's free WorldWide Telescope (WWT) software. Pan across the constellations to find objects of interest and zoom in for close-ups, or zoom out for context. Hear professional Hubble astronomers explain the stories, science and significance of the objects in guided tours, or make your own tours to share with the public. WorldWide Telescope includes not only Hubble images, but a rich collection of visuals from both ground and space telescopes in visible light, infrared, x-ray, radio and other wavelengths. The universe in its full glory is yours to explore.
The WWT software requires a relatively powerful computer running Windows (or Mac using BootCamp). See the full requirements and get the software at the WorldWide Telescope download page.
How to View Hubble Images in WorldWide Telescope
WorldWide Telescope contains hundreds of Hubble images in full resolution (up to hundreds of millions of pixels) at their correct locations on the sky. Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on exploring these images.
How to View Hubble Tours in WorldWide Telescope
WorldWide Telescope provides guided tours of celestial objects. Drink in the visual detail while listening to Hubble astronomers explain the rich scientific stories behind these images. Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on taking these tours.