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Finally! A Cosmic Camera to Unravel Dark Matter’s Mysteries

An overnight success, two decades in the making!!

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) reports that the largest space camera ever built is now being installed at an international space observatory site in a remote area of Chile. The 3200-megapixel Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Camera was built over a period of 20 years at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, and is being installed at the Rubin Observatory located on Cerro Pachon in Chile.

According to the NSF, the LSST Camera will produce detailed images of space with a field of view seven times wider than the full moon. The NSF says that the camera will further advance the exploration of the nature of dark matter and dark energy, as well as aid future efforts to map the solar system and the Milky Way.

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A Dash of Maxwell’s: A Maxwell’s Equations Primer – Part Two

Maxwell’s Equations are eloquently simple yet excruciatingly complex. Their first statement by James Clerk Maxwell in 1864 heralded the beginning of the age of radio and, one could argue, the age of modern electronics.

Read the article about the LSST Camera as posted on the NSF website.

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