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Thursday, 26 April 2012
Never mind 20 mega pixels how about 3.2 billion-pixels
The US Department of Energy has given the go-ahead to a 3.2 billion-pixel digital camera that could one day survey the entire visible sky every week, and publicly release six million gigabytes of data per year.
The enormous camera is called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope camera (LSST), and when it's perched atop the Chilean mountain of Cerro Pachón it will gaze into deep space, snapping wide cosmic vistas