The camera core for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory
has snapped its first test photos, setting a new world record for the largest single shot by a giant digital camera.
The imaging sensor array, which comprises the focal plane for Vera Rubin’s SUV-sized digital camera
, snapped the 3,200-megapixel images during recent tests at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. (“SLAC” stands for “Stanford Linear Accelerator Center,” the facility’s origi…