It built the largest digital camera in the world

It built the largest digital camera in the world

The goal is to help us understand the universe.

The camera will allow scientists to observe details in the universe that have not been seen before. Researchers hope this will lead to new insights into dark matter and dark energy New technology.

Production of the three-ton digital camera was recently completed at Slac National Accelerator Laboratory in California. The camera will take a photo every 30 seconds. Together, the images will provide a detailed map of the southern night sky every third night.

Read also

The Webb Telescope has discovered the oldest galaxies ever observed

A feature film about the universe spanning ten years

The project will last for ten years, and the result will then be a film about the universe lasting approximately ten years.

“We will soon start producing the best film ever and the most useful map of the night sky ever,” says Željko Ivečić, head of construction at the Rubin Observatory, in a report. press release.

The camera is the size of a small car and has three lenses. Provides 3200MP images.

– The images are so detailed that the camera can reproduce a golf ball from a distance of about 24 kilometers. These images of billions of stars and galaxies will help us unlock the secrets of the universe, Aaron Rodman, a project manager at Slac, says in the letter.

The digital camera is still called LSST, but the abbreviation now stands for Legacy Survey of Space and Time.

The illustration shows Euclid in the universe, and was drawn by ATG on behalf of Esa.  Now scientists are ready to examine the data from the satellite.

Read also

Either Einstein is wrong, or dark energy exists

Milky Way studies

In May, the camera will be delivered to the observatory in Chile Record. It is located on the top of Cerro Pachón Mountain, which is approximately 3000 meters high.

See also  Eda Vaktskjold stood guard in Skjold

In addition to taking images to study dark energy and dark matter, the camera will also be used to study our Milky Way Galaxy. Many stars in the Milky Way are small and faint, but using the LSST camera, researchers hope to produce a more detailed map of the galaxy.

The project is also expected to lead to better knowledge about small celestial bodies in our solar system. The number of known objects may increase tenfold, according to researchers at the Rubin Observatory.

There will be no more diesel cars from the Torslanda plant.  Illustration: Volvo.

Read also

Volvo built the last diesel car

Hanisi Anenih

Hanisi Anenih

"Web specialist. Lifelong zombie maven. Coffee ninja. Hipster-friendly analyst."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *