Camera with a resolution of 3.2 billion pixels will show what happened in the past of the universe

The world's largest digital camera is being prepared for installation at the Vera Rubin observatory at the top of the Chilean

mountains where she will shoot half of the southern skyevery three days. The images will give astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists a complete portrait of this region of the sky about once a week. It is noteworthy that the new telescope will look deep into space, and, therefore, in fact, into the past.

When a person looks into the night sky and seesfamiliar stars, he really looks into the past. The reason is that people actually see light sent by a very distant object many years ago. All the stars that we see from Earth are many light years away. And the farther the star is, the longer it takes for its light to reach us.

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST;English "Large Observation Telescope"), or the Large Synoptic Observation Telescope, which aims at constant monitoring of the sky, received the largest lens in history with a diameter of 157 cm. In fact, it is the largest digital camera in the world 3.2-gigapixel camera (3, 2 billion pixels). The photographs that LSST will take on a weekly basis will form the "Survey of the Exploration of Space and Time." The project is designed for 10 years, according to a statement from Stanford University.

Stanford University

The LSST chamber consists of six rotatingoptical filters that can be turned on and off depending on what the astronomers are trying to capture and the lighting conditions. Filters provide the ability to display the sky in six different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum.

LSST will explore part of the sky and trackhis changes to understand the nature of distant galaxies and events in the past of the universe. It will also monitor near-Earth asteroids to make sure they don't collide with our planet.

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