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Biggest digital camera unveiled for universe exploration

Biggest digital camera unveiled for universe exploration
LSST Camera

In collaboration with other organizations, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has unveiled the groundbreaking digital camera, a 3,200-megapixel Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Camera, poised to redefine our comprehension of the cosmos.

Designed to scrutinize the southern night sky with unprecedented detail, this marvel of technology is set to accumulate vast datasets over a decade, unlocking the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. With its ability to explore the dynamics of celestial phenomena, including our solar system and the Milky Way galaxy, the LSST Camera is hailed as a game-changer in astronomical instrumentation.

Anticipated to produce the most comprehensive map of the night sky to date, this mammoth instrument boasts a colossal front lens and a meticulously crafted focal plane containing 201 CCD sensors. With pixels as minuscule as 10 microns wide, the camera demonstrates unparalleled precision, facilitating the identification of celestial objects and phenomena such as weak gravitational lensing and supernovae.

As it embarks on its mission to chart the universe’s evolution and unravel the enigma of dark energy and dark matter, the LSST Camera stands as a beacon of scientific progress, promising groundbreaking discoveries and advancements in our understanding of the cosmos.

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