Ever wondered how big a digital camera can get? Well, scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California believe that they have made the world’s largest.
Standing at a massive 1.65 metres tall and three metres in length, it’s certainly an impressive sight!
The LSST camera has a whopping 3.2 gigapixels, is about the size of a small car, and weighs 2800kg.
The camera boasts a lens measuring 1.57 metres across, making it the largest of its kind ever created. It has 189 sensors in total, with each one containing more pixels than the latest iPhone.
The monster camera is yet to be completed. The scientists hope to have it finished by the end of 2024.
When finished it is going to be taken to the Vera C Rubin Observatory in Chile where it will be placed on top of the Cerro Pachón mountain.
The camera will then observe the many wonders of the night sky over the next 10 years as part of a special project known as the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST).
which can snap pictures with such high resolution that it will be able to spot particles of dust on the Moon.