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Submission + - Billion-pixel camera set to snap Milky Way shots->

coondoggie writes: "The European Space Agency says it has completed what it calls the largest digital camera ever built for a space mission — a one billion pixel array camera that will help create a three-dimensional picture of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Set to be launched onboard the ESA's galaxy-mapping Gaia mission in 2013, the digital camera was "mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors." ESA says that Gaia's measurements will be so accurate that, if it were on Earth, it could measure the thumbnails of a person on the Moon."

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Billion-pixel camera set to snap Milky Way shots

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Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd run out of air to push against.

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