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1.4 Billion Pixel Camera to Watch for Asteroids

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 5 years ago

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SpaceSlug (666) writes "The world's largest digital camera is to be used to keep an eye out for asteroids heading towards Earth. The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) has been built by researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab. At it's heart is a 1.4 billion pixel (or 1400 megapixel) camera that will scan the night's sky looking for rogue near-Earth objects from atop Mount Haleakala in Maui Island, Hawaii. The system uses something orthogonal transfer CCD to remove atmospheric blur from images."

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