ds9 a popular application for viewing some astro file formats
Basically anything you can run on a Linux desktop can run inside your browser, with fairly usable latencies. This is extremely helpful when part of your workflow might involve pre-developed scientific software that is not really web friendly. It’s also cool, so there’s that.
I’ve developed a template repository with instructions on how you can make your own binderable repo that can run any desktop app you want. There’s more work to be done in the upstream library, but this should hopefully help you play with unlocking new scientific and educational workflows that were not possible before.
Special thanks to my friend Sanjay Bhangar for recent encouragement!