20th May 2024

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Technology and Computer

The world’s largest digital camera is ready to investigate the dark universe

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory will soon begin its decade-long Legacy Survey of Space and Time, or LSST, monitoring the entire sky over the southern hemisphere thousands of times over. A mission this huge requires a camera of equal magnitude. 

Fortunately, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is on hand to provide just that. Scientists and engineers at SLAC have officially completed the LSST camera, the largest digital camera ever built, for Rubin’s pioneering 10-year survey.