Very Large Telescope LSST is designed, built by the Laboratory SLAC National Accelerator in the U.S.. It will provide the ability to capture, observe the night sky as quickly as possible, the broadest, deepest previously unprecedented.
According to the Daily Mail, this is achieved thanks to a 3.2 billion pixel camera to help survey the sky every week, creating the data warehouse store around 6 million GB per year. This is equivalent to the digital camera 8 megapixel capture 800,000 images each night but the quality and scientific value are naturally not equal it.
The extensive monitoring in the universe often will help answer important questions about energy and dark matter with the study of near-Earth asteroids, objects in the Kuiper belt, the structureour galaxy, the knowledge of basic physics and other fields of astronomy.
Nadine Kurita, project manager at SLAC said LSST camera with 189 sensors with 3 tons of other equipment is packed tightly, it is a scientific tools are very sophisticated, complex offers great opportunities to have a comprehensive view of the universe.According to Steve Kahn, Deputy Director LSST program, if they schedule the telescope will go into operation in 2014. Present work was to install the main mirror 8.4 m in size on Cerro Pachon in northern Chile.
Dark energy is regarded as the main component of cosmic energy but are still many mysteries and this is the object of study the most important.