Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

TypeData set
SubjectAstronomy and astrophysics
AbstractThe LSST will 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, and distant Kuiper Belt Objects. Plans for sharing the data with the public are ambitious. Anyone with a computer will be able to fly through the Universe, zooming past objects a hundred million times faster than can be observed with the unaided eye. The LSST project will provide analysis tools to enable both students and the public to participate in the process of scientific discovery.
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Record identifierf74c168b-d209-417f-b528-5686b93287aa
Record created2013-07-25
Record modified2015-08-24
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