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570 Megapixel megacamera looks for dark energy

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This 35 million dollar sensor being built by Fermilab combines 74 7.7MP sensors into a 570 Megapixel array which will be utilized to detect the effects of “dark energy” which is accelerating the expansion of the Universe.  Read more from Wired.

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Telescope slated to have 3,200 megapixels

suzanne-470This is the kind of megapixel race we like to see!

The   Large Synoptic Survey Telescope now under construction in Chile boasts a sensor with 3,200 megapixels, more pixels than ever.   Read more about this awesome piece of technology in the article by Daniel Long of Australia’s PC Authority

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