Jul 11

Eye of Gaia: billion-pixel camera to map Milky Way

Source: ESA

106 CCDs make up Gaia’s focal plane.
Image credits: Astrium

The largest digital camera ever built for a space mission has been painstakingly mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors. The resulting “billion-pixel array” will serve as the super-sensitive ‘eye’ of ESA’s Galaxy-mapping Gaia mission. (read more)

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