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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons

November 20, 2019

It is a well-known astronomical convention that Earth has only one natural satellite, which is known (somewhat uncreatively)…
World’s largest optical lens shipped to SLAC

September 13, 2019

When the world’s newest telescope starts imaging the southern sky in 2023, it will take photos using optical…
Brookhaven Completes LSST’s Digital Sensor Array

August 23, 2019

Brookhaven National Lab has finished constructing the 3.2 gigapixel “digital film” for the world’s largest camera for cosmology,…
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe

June 18, 2019

Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast…
New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe

May 8, 2019

New method developed by Berkeley Lab researchers cuts through galaxies’ messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter,…
What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in the Solar System?

June 1, 2018

In the past few decades, thanks to improvements in ground-based and space-based observatories, astronomers have discovered thousands of…
Can Strongly Lensed Type Ia Supernovae Resolve One of Cosmology’s Biggest Controversies?

March 1, 2018

Berkeley Lab researchers think so – and they’re using NERSC supercomputers to find them. This composite of two…
15 000 space rocks and counting

October 28, 2016

The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a threat to our…
Construction to begin on world’s largest camera

September 8, 2015

The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera — the world’s…
World’s Most Powerful Digital Camera Sees Construction Green Light

September 1, 2015

The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s…
Visualizing the cosmos: astronomer Andrew Connolly and the promise of big data

June 25, 2015

Andrew Connolly is a professor in the University of Washington Department of Astronomy. He is one of several…
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Unlocking the secrets of dark matter and dark energy

June 1, 2015

At a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April 14th, construction officially began of the Large…
US, Chile to ‘officially’ kick off LSST construction

April 10, 2015

From distant exploding supernovae and nearby asteroids to the mysteries of dark matter, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope…
Fermilab leads in developing software for LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration

January 23, 2015

At the supercomputing conference SC14, held in November, Fermilab astrophysics and computing experts achieved a milestone with a demonstration…
All the Sky – All the Time: UK astronomers debate involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

June 23, 2014

Astronomers will discuss the case for UK involvement in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope project (LSST) on Monday…
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