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Rubin Observatory and the SLAC-built LSST Camera image the visible southern sky over and over for a decade, creating a vast archive of data that will advance our knowledge of dark energy and dark matter.

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LSST Camera: World’s largest camera for astronomy

Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Camera Focal Plane Build 158

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Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s detailed, big-picture view of our Solar System and ability to quickly detect and track moving objects will provide a gold...

A ring of yellow dots representing surrounds the earth, which projects a green beam onto the dots.
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The latest results put the strongest constraints on the expansion of the universe ever obtained with DES supernova data.

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Margaux Lopez is helping prepare the Vera Rubin Observatory for the arrival of the largest digital camera ever built for astrophysics and cosmology.

Margaux Lopez in front of a telescope building.
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A new report outlines suggestions for federal investments needed for the next generation of transformative discoveries in particle physics and cosmology, including priority projects...

A web of dark matter, in which galaxies are forming.
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Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s fast-moving telescope and huge digital camera will illuminate the faint glow of free-floating stars within galaxy clusters, providing unprecedented insight...

A smattering of hundreds of galaxies of different shapes and sizes against a black background. Semi-opaque teal blobs surround and connect many of the galaxies.
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The Secretary celebrated LCLS-II first light with 600 SLAC staff and collaborators Oct. 26.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and SLAC staff celebrate LCLS-II first light
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As the SLAC-Stanford institute celebrates its 20th anniversary, three Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology researchers share what they’re most excited for in...

A cluster of bright galaxies on a black background.
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Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s unprecedented deep and wide survey will create most precise map of Universe ever.

Illustration of warped galaxy shapes scattered across the cosmic web.
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Three SLAC scientists explain what they do to ensure the world's largest digital camera for astronomy is ready for the big time.

A digital sensor array is visible through a large camera lens inside a white room.
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It takes a lot of meetings, travel logistics and even tracking down some parts to keep a large team collaborating on a project like...

A portrait of Regina Matter.
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Just because matter is visible doesn’t mean it’s easy to see.

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The Vera C. Rubin Observatory is currently under construction in Chile. The U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is leading the construction of its camera – the largest digital camera ever built for astronomy.

Diagram of Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) camera lenses and filters