SpaceSlug writes: The world's largest digital camera is to be used to keep an eye out for asteroids heading towards Earth. The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) has been built by researchers at MIT's Lincoln Lab. At it's heart is a 1.4 billion pixel (or 1400 megapixel) camera that will scan the night's sky looking for rogue near-Earth objects from atop Mount Haleakala in Maui Island, Hawaii. The system uses something orthogonal transfer CCD to remove atmospheric blur from images.
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