Some time ago we discussed the battle for the megapixels is not too important in digital cameras and mobile devices both in purely photographic solutions, but of course, there are exceptions to that rule.
One, of course, is that of the chambers for space exploration. If you thought 50 Mpixel sensors what were the most attentive, because the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will feature a 3.2-gigapixel camera. According to the project leaders, that camera will capture unprecedented detail and will help unravel some of the mysteries of the universe.
A very ambitious telescope in every way
This telescope will be located at Cerro Pachón in Chile, and its operation will begin in 2022. It will be then that explore the southern sky and space exploration begins. In the first 10 years, say its makers, the LSST will detect tens of billions of objects, and will be ” the first time a telescope observe more galaxies than the number of people on Earth.”
The camera weighs nearly three tons and has the size of a small car, and will have a mechanism to visualize different wavelengths, from near ultraviolet to near infrared (0.3 to 1 micrometer).
Those pictures also take up much space: in one year, “6 million gigabytes” of images, and thanks to them to explore the formation of galaxies are generated, you can keep track of potentially hazardous asteroids or better understand issues such as dark matter .
Via | Engadget Xataka / Tioshare.com