The Department of Energy (DOE) has given the go-ahead to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)-led project to build the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope’s 3.2-billion-pixel camera — the largest digital camera in the world. It’s roughly the size of a small car and can take 800 panoramic images every night. Researchers will use these images to create a 3-D map of the entire southern sky .[Editor’s note: We’re sure Google won’t be too far behind with the StreetView shuttle ;)]
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