Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The World's Largest Digital Camera is Complete. It Will Go Into the Vera Rubin Observatory

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, formerly the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), was formally proposed in 2001 to create an…

2 weeks ago

The Sun Might Have Once Had a Binary Companion Star

A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has bolstered the case for our Sun having a long-lost…

4 years ago

If Planet 9 is a Primordial Black Hole, We Might Be Able to See Flares When it Consumes Comets

A comet-eating black hole the size of a planet? It's possible. And if there's one out there in the distant…

4 years ago

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons

A team of astronomers estimates that the LSST (which will be operational in 2020) will allow us to learn more…

4 years ago

Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin

The U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill to change the name of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)…

5 years ago

Earth’s Mini-Moons are the Perfect Targets to Test Out Asteroid Mining

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that "mini-moons" will soon be detectable, and could provide opportunities…

6 years ago

What are the Chances that the Next Generation LSST Could Find New Planets in the Solar System?

In a new study led by the Lowell Observatory, a team of researchers indicate how the next-generation Large Synoptic Survey…

6 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: Why We Build Them

The Super Telescopes are set to advance our understanding of the Universe, and it can all be traced back to…

7 years ago

Rise of the Super Telescopes: The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is different than the other Super Telescopes. It has its own agenda.

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Meredith Rawls Meredith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy at the…

7 years ago