The hunt for killer asteroids is on with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope

The hunt for killer asteroids is on with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope
The Pan-STARRS 1 telescope was unveiled on the Hawaiian island of Maui in 2007, and in early 2009, the telescope went absolutely on-line and commenced producing some superb pictures. Now, the telescope has a nightly from nightfall ’til daybreak routine — and it is on the lookout for asteroids and comets which might threaten Earth. The PS-1, because it’s recognized, boasts a 1,four hundred megapixel (that is 1.four gigapixels!) sensor and may photograph an space about 36 occasions the dimensions of the Moon in a single publicity and is predicted to map about one sixth of the sky per 30 days. There is a pattern shot of what the telescope’s photographed under, however hit up the protection hyperlink for a lot of extra.
The hunt for killer asteroids is on with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope