World’s biggest digital sensor on a telescope

The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) is a project that is being prepared to hunt for dangerous asteroids that may hit Earth (and possibly wipe out Humans like one did for the Dinosaurs).

Pan-STARRS sensor

Technically, the sensor is impressive. It’s no less than 40cm-wide and hosts 1.4billion pixels (can you say “1.4 giga-pixel camera”?) but there will be four of them installed in Hawai.

Source: NewScientist.