Topic: =/\= Space News: Powerful 1400mp "Pan-Starrs" telescope successfully booted!  (Read 605 times)

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http://www.gizmag.com/hawaii-megapixel-telescope-asteroids/15511/

a very large resolution telescope that sits on top of a hawai'i volcano has been successfully booted. this 1400 megapixel telescope "pan-starrs" is designed to photograph and find earthbound asteroids on an impact trajectory. this is quite a technological marvel. as you read the article you find how advanced and complicated this telescope really is!

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"If you were inclined to print out an image captured by the Pan-STARRS telescope as a 300-dpi photograph it would be large enough to cover half a basketball court. And, because PS1 captures an image every 30 seconds you would need to stock up on 1,000 DVDs every night to store the data."
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