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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.

Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Camera Focal Plane Build 158

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The Stanford Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the 2022-23 academic year Oct. 17-18. Trustees toured the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and...

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An extension of the Stanford Research Computing Facility will host several data centers to handle the unprecedented data streams that will be produced by...

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SLAC Science Explained

It will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.

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The Rubin Observatory's LSST Camera will take enormously detailed images of the night sky from atop a mountain in Chile. Down below the mountain...

LSST data illustration
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This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the first website in North America, launched at SLAC. In this Q&A, one of the Wizards recalls...

Group photo of SLAC WWW Wizards in an office
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Managing the unprecedented amount of data that will soon stream from Rubin Observatory means more than buying tons of hard drives. SLAC scientist Richard...

A bearded man with glasses poses at a railing inside a building.
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She toured the lab’s powerful X-ray laser, looked at the construction of the world’s largest digital camera, and discussed climate research, industries of the...

Secretary Granholm virtual visit
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For the first time, DES scientists can combine measurements of the distribution of matter, galaxies, and galaxy clusters to advance our understanding of dark...

Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.

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The camera will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.

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Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a...

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VIA Symmetry Magazine

Vera Rubin, giant of astronomy

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.

Vera Rubin