The existence of so-called “Dark Energy Camera” – is one of the major puzzles of modern science. Indeed, about 70 percent of the density of the universe completely invisible, and find it using modern means of observation is impossible. Here for research in this area and created the most powerful camera on the planet which takes pictures with a resolution of 570 megapixels .
Contemporary photographers is enough matrices 10-20 megapixels, which has the vast majority of today’s cameras. Professionals also use full-frame vehicles with a little more resolution possible (for example, on the Sony 24.3 MP RX1 ). However, in one of the research centers in Chile has recently been launched on the camera 570 megapixels.
Of course, this created a record device was not in order to take photos for social networking, blogging and advertising. It is developed by the world’s best scientists and engineers to study deep space, and the camera that is part of the telescope Victor Blanco.
The very same camera that was given the name Dark Energy Camera, emphasizing its highest destiny. The device is designed to study distant galaxies, to discover the answer to the question of why the rate of expansion of the universe is accelerating. After all, this acceleration is the basis of the riddle of “dark energy.”
It is expected that with the camera Dark Energy Camera, scientists will be able to see a single shot to 100,000 galaxies, distant from the Earth at a distance of about 8 billion light-years. This fact makes the said device is the most powerful tool ever created by man of research tools.
It is planned that during the five years of operation of this device, Dark Energy Camera will remove about 1/8 of the sky, thereby fixing the approximately 300 million galaxies, as well as a host of other space objects, the observation that it appears to be impossible.