Google Joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project

Google has joined a group of nineteen universities and national labs that are building the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Scheduled to begin operations in 2013, the 8.4-meter LSST will be able to survey the entire visible sky deeply in multiple colors every week with its three-billion pixel digital camera, probing the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and opening a movie-like window on objects that change or move rapidly: exploding supernovae, potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids as small as 100 meters, and distant Kuiper Belt Objects. LSST is a public-private partnership.

More information about the LSST including current images, graphics, and animation can be found at http://www.lsst.org

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True, but at the same time we know very little about our own planet, so I say Earth first. That being that, space is still a tasty area for research.

Samboini said,
True, but at the same time we know very little about our own planet, so I say Earth first. That being that, space is still a tasty area for research.

At the rate we're going, we won't have a planet anymore. Better look into space!

..with its three-billion pixel digital camera...

So this is the best camera today, but in a few years this will be the common pixel count for digital cameras. Just imaging the file size when you take a picture of your dog in the back yard!

Hopefully we catch those UFO's with this so that shabby picture quality and why those ufo video quality sucks dont arise anymore.