What is the LSST camera for the Rubin Observatory?

Travis Lange updates us on the LSST camera's journey to Chile for the Vera Rubin Observatory. With its 3.2-billion-pixel sensor, the world's largest digital camera for astronomy aims to create a detailed 3D 10-year timelapse of the universe. Ready after 20+ years of global teamwork, it will map the southern sky every few nights. It will capture over 20 billion galaxies and generate millions of nightly alerts that will be used by scientists across the world to study our universe in real time. This groundbreaking work seeks to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Travis is the Deputy Project Manager for the LSST Camera.

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