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Eyes to the sky: Vera C. Rubin pipeline facilitates astronomy’s move to big data by August Reed
“Stories of the single-handed contributions made by astronomy’s greats conjure images of lone figures leaning over telescopes, peering into space. But, in truth, the field is quite collaborative — necessarily so, given the diverse expertise needed to support its increasingly complex technologies.
Such is the case with a 2022 digital sky survey, which is set to capture a full image of the Southern Hemisphere every three to four nights for ten years. The project, known as the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), will be run by Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s team of 170, using an 8m telescope on top of Cerro Pachón mountain in Chile.”
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