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Goolge supports 3-BILLION pixel camera/space telescope proj

This just in from the "All you pixel are belong to us" department:

Google Joins Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Project

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=21596


Article excerpt:
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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.
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"Partnering with Google will significantly enhance our ability to convert LSST data to knowledge," said University of California at Davis Professor and LSST Director J. Anthony Tyson. "LSST will change the way we observe the universe by mapping the visible sky deeply, rapidly, and continuously. It will open entirely new windows on our universe, yielding discoveries in a variety of areas of astronomy and fundamental physics. Innovations in data management will play a central role."
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My 4-megapixel camera now has a severe inferiority complex that my wallet cannot support ?

Best,
Shalin

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