The 1.4-Gigapixel Camera Standing Between Us and Armageddon

First step in preventing Armageddon: Spot the asteroid before it obliterates all life on earth. The PS1 Telescope sits atop a Hawaiian mountain with a 1.4-gigapixel digital camera to ensure we get the Ben Affleck-approved ending, not Deep Impact. » 7/25/11 11:30am 7/25/11 11:30am

New 1.4 Gigapixel Asteroid Hunter Finds Object Headed For Earth

The Pan-STARRS, a new 1.4 gigapixel telescope built to spot asteroids, has found a potentially dangerous asteroid headed for Earth. Luckily, we don't have to worry just yet. It won't hit us 'til 2098. » 9/29/10 2:40pm 9/29/10 2:40pm