The VISTA Telescope Camera Can Grab 9 Gigapixels Worth of Stars

To produce stunning images of our galaxy like this, your rinky-dink smartphone camera just isn't going to cut it. No, to generate 9GP masterpieces, you'll need to use the world's largest infrared survey telescope outfitted with the world's largest infrared camera. » 10/25/12 11:31am 10/25/12 11:31am

Move Over Hubble, There's a New Deep Field In Town

The Hubble space telescope, despite its foibles » 11/09/08 11:30am 11/09/08 11:30am, is perhaps best known for the humbling, amazing, and awesome image known as the (HUDF). The HUDF, assembled from 800 separate exposures, offered humans an incredible look back at the history of the universe (and no fewer than 10,000 galaxies). Well, another magnificent …