World's most powerful digital camera gets green light from U.S. Energy Department


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Someone is planning for Interstellar travel.
Someone has a plan.

There’s a reason you spend billions on the Large Hadron Collider, and on a massive camera to photograph galaxies in detail.

I wanna know The Truth. My Conspiracy nut glands are feeling it.


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It is because somewhere, in the depths of space, there is a star system that when viewed from a specific angle spells a VERY. Rude. Word.

And we Must Find It.


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As long as it isn’t that weird dystopia like in Tau Zero where the Swedes are in charge. That sort of future terrifies me.


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So, astronomers are bored teenage boys looking up Rude Words in the Universe?
That’s probably pretty accurate.


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(Hitchhikers Guide, Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, http://www.wowbagger.com/chapter1.htm. Not a precision quote, but the spirit is there)


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You also have to look at a specific wavelength.

I wish these sensor arrays could be bought for few bucks…


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…God’s final message to His creation:


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Maybe it will also get green light from Alpha Centauri.

rimshot


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So… the camera comes with integrated instagram filters? So cool!


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I’m breaking in and taking a selfie.


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Try again tomorrow.


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