“The 3200-megapixel Legacy Survey of Space and Time Camera, the groundbreaking instrument at the core of the NSF-DOE Vera C. Rubin Observatory, has arrived at the observatory site on Cerro Pachón in Chile. The U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science jointly fund the observatory. The camera will capture enormous, detailed images of the southern hemisphere sky for 10 years as part of Rubin Observatory’s mission to solve longstanding scientific mysteries by building the most comprehensive timelapse view of the universe ever seen.”

From National Science Foundation.