Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, artwork

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, artwork

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Caption: Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Artwork of the LSST against a sequence of panels depicting interacting spiral galaxies observed at different time intervals. The bright object (fourth panel from left) is a supernova. The background of red filaments depicts dark energy. A passing asteroid is also shown from panel two on the left. The LSST is a large aperture, wide field optical telescope with an 8.4 metre primary mirror. It will repeatedly observe the entire visible sky, building up a picture of transient events and objects over time. It will also search for near-Earth asteroids. LSST will be sited in Chile and is scheduled to be finished in 2015.

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