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Michael Schneider
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This 3.2-gigapixel digital camera — the size of a small car and weighing more than three tons — will capture full-sky images at such high resolution that it would take 1,500 high-definition television screens to display just one picture. And research scientists aren’t the only ones who will have access to the data. Anyone with a computer will be able to fly through the universe, past objects a hundred million times fainter than can be observed with the unaided eye.

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Finally! Someone understands how I hear all pop music.

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“The completion of the clean room is a big milestone for the lab,” said LSST Director Steven Kahn. “It’s the first major piece of LSST infrastructure here at SLAC.”

Funny autocorrect: "mass density" -> "mass destruction"

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5 minute climb from our house (in January). California has its benefits.
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Nice day at the Lawrence Hall of Science (I really like this foggy bay weather).
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Looks intriguing. Generating large Gaussian fields is a recurring computational problem in both atmosphere and cosmological simulations.
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