Vera C. Rubin Observatory rotating dome
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has a wide-field reflecting telescope that will digitally scan the entire available sky every few nights from its mountain top location in Chile. Rubin was the top-ranked large ground-based initiative in the 2010 National Academy of Sciences decadal survey in astronomy and astrophysics and received its US federal construction start in July 2012. Stay tuned for videos and animations from Rubin as the project moves forward.Credit:
Rubin Observatory/NSF/AURA/Todd Mason Productions Inc.