These 1.5 Billion Pixel/Sec Buses Will Power the World's Fastest Camera

It's being billed as the widest-looking, fastest-shooting, deepest peering telescope on Earth. Or at least it will be when the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope comes online atop a remote Chilean mountain top in 2032. The LSST, combining cutting-edge optics and massive computing power, will scan huge swaths of the… »2/07/14 11:49am2/07/14 11:49am


The World's Largest Digital Camera Will Shoot the Stars 3.2 Gigapixels at a Time

We may be on the verge of an astronomical renaissance. Once complete, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope hunt for dark energy and matter throughout the Southern sky from its perch atop Cerro Pachon in Chile while producing a staggering 60 petabyte public data archive. Now, we just need to figure out how to pay for it. »8/28/12 11:30am8/28/12 11:30am