Rubin Observatory
Cerro Pachon Camera
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The telescope will produce
the deepest, widest, image of the Universe:
  • 27-ft (8.4-m) mirror, the width of a singles tennis court
  • 3200 megapixel camera
  • Each image the size of 40 full moons
  • 37 billion stars and galaxies
  • 10 year survey of the sky
  • 10 million alerts, 1000 pairs of exposures,
    15 Terabytes of data .. every night!

The goal of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory project is to conduct the 10-year Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). LSST will deliver a 500 petabyte set of images and data products that will address some of the most pressing questions about the structure and evolution of the universe and the objects in it. The Rubin Observatory LSST is designed to address four science areas:

- Understanding Dark Matter and Dark Energy
- Hazardous Asteroids and the Remote Solar System
- The Transient Optical Sky
- The Formation and Structure of the Milky Way