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March 15, 2024

Vera C. Rubin Observatory at sunset

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory at sunset on Cerro Pachón in Chile. Equipped with an 8.4 meter wide-field telescope and a 3.2 gigapixel camera, Rubin Observatory will be used to carry out a deep survey of nearly half the sky once its operational, enabling a broad range of fundamental astrophysical studies by the research community.

[Supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant AST 2211468.]

Learn more about the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. (Date of image: April 2021; date posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 15, 2024)

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/P. Horálek (available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)

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