Large Synaptic Survey Telescope (LSST)


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Large Synaptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Large Synaptic Survey Telescope (LSST) or Dark Matter Telescope is an 8.4 m telescope with a 3.2
camera whose planning and initial construction will start in 2011 with planed full operation starting in 2020. It is expected that the project will have a strong impact on four main scientific themes: making an inventory of the Solar System, mapping the Milky Way, exploring the transient optical sky and probing dark energy and dark matter (LSST Science Collaborations and LSST Project, 13). All the data collected will be publicly available (LSST Science Collaborations and LSST Project, 13). Its official website describes it as “the widest, fastest, deepest eye of the digital age”...
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..... and the Archive Centre will have Data Access Centres whose primary role is to provide the reproduction of all collected data in the case of system malfunction or any operational problems. The Archive Centre is also responsible for sending the data to Data Access Centres (those not located within the Archive Centre). The project envisions several worldwide locations, one of which will be at the LSST Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. Other Data Access Centres locations include sites in Europe, Australia and Asia.
Works Cited:
LSST Corporation. Large Synaptic Survey Telescope. LSST Corporation, Tucson Arizona. March 2011. Web. 17 April 2011.
LSST Science Collaborations and LSST Project. LSST Science Book. Version 2.0, 2009. Web. 17 April 2011.