LSST 2008 Blue Animation

You're watching the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST, an 8.4-meter telescope that will be operational from a mountaintop in Chile. The LSST will map the sky every three nights with its three-billion pixel digital camera. It will open a movie-like window on objects that change in brightness or position, like supernovae, nearby asteroids, and objects in the outer solar system. LSST will be used to measure the shapes of billions of galaxies distorted by concentrations of Dark Matter, providing multiple tests of the mysterious Dark Energy.


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Release date:Feb. 26, 2018
Duration:42 s
Frame rate:29.97

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