Scientists compile most detailed map ever of night sky

Scientists working on SDSS (The Sloan Digital Sky Survey) have created the most detailed image ever of the night sky. It has taken over a decade of scanning the skies with a 138-megapixel camera to compile this image – consisting of over a trillion pixels in total.

It is an image so detailed and so massive that it would take half a million high-definition televisions to take it all in at full resolution… And this is just a map of one-third of the sky!

Full story: POPSCI Popular Science http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-01/newest-digital-sky-survey-releases-most-detailed-sky-map-ever

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Posted on January 12, 2011, in Cosmology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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