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Engineers Take World’s First 3200 Megapixel Photo Of A Broccoli

Scientists developed 3200 megapixels camera that will bring more learning about outer space

The world has been introduced with a 3200-megapixel camera that can unveil unknown details about astronomy and space. From what’s been said, it can capture the most minute details at distances far away. The world now has its fair chance to explore stuff like dark matter and dark energy, etc.

With such an invention, one must think to capture the galaxies that are millions and billions of km away to look at what’s happening. However, that is not the case here as the details of the first test shared pictures taken of broccoli, and I am curious to know why they would even do that!

It is planned that this ultimate camera would, later on, be shifted and installed into the Vera Rubin Observatory in Chile. For now, it is running its test phase in the uniquely shaped Romanesco plant that has proved perfect for its testing purposes.

The VRO is planning to map out the sky with the help of this high-performance digital camera. The camera will capture the moving stars and will serve to observe other movements in the outer space. The team has laid that it will service like this for a decade or so for us to witness the minute changes that happened in the period. It, for sure, would bring brighter opportunities to explore the space once the project gets going.

VRO’s director Steve Kahn while explaining the future project, said, ” We’ll get profound images of the whole sky. But almost more importantly, we’ll get a time sequence. We’ll see which stars have changed in brightness, and anything that has moved through the sky like asteroids and comets.”

It features a 25 inch (64 cm)-wide focal plane and 189 individual sensors. The gigantic camera was assembled at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the United States, and out of all, it was the most challenging phase in bringing it to completion.

Such an extensively detailed and heavily equipped camera does what? Takes a picture of a Brocolli for some odd reason! Although, it for sure is the most detailed picture of Brocolli ever taken.

Talking about its impressive abilities: the new camera can take pictures with such high resolutions that one image of a tennis ball would be easily visible from a distance of approximately 25 km. If that doesn’t give you a clear idea, consider the depth of its picture’s resolution that you’d need around 400 4K Ultra High-resolution TV’s to display them at their full resolution.