Source: symmetry (joint Fermilab / SLAC publication)

Authors: symmetry (joint Fermilab / SLAC publication)

Published Date: 2024-05-22T08:00:00-0500

Summary: The LSST Camera, a 3200-megapixel device and the largest digital camera in the world, has arrived at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. Starting in late 2025, it will capture detailed images of the southern hemisphere’s sky for ten years, aiding research in dark matter, dark energy, and other astronomical phenomena. Built by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the camera was carefully transported to Chile, ensuring its safety. Now at the summit, it will undergo testing before installation on the Simonyi Survey Telescope. This milestone brings Rubin Observatory closer to transformative scientific discoveries.

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