Researchers at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California, have taken the largest single image in the world. To achieve its goal of 3.2 billion (3200 MP) pixels, the team used an array of 189 image sensors. The sensors are still in development and will be used in the world’s largest digital camera. < / P > < p > the assembled 3200 MP sensor is more than 2 feet wide, enough to capture the equivalent of 40 full moons in this part of the sky. The pixel size of a single CCD sensor is about 10 μ m and the pixel size is 16mp. < / P > < p > to display such a huge image, the team needed 378 4K UHD TV screens. With such a high resolution, you can even see a golf ball 15 miles away. < / P > < p > during the test, the team took photos of many subjects, such as the intricate head structure of broccoli, and a remake of Vera Rubin, one of the key figures in the discovery of dark matter. < / P > < p > considering the size of the original image, the team also provided a photo viewer on the web (LSST camera team project logo flammalion board) to allow users to traverse through the full details of the photo. < / P > < p > after the completion of the assembly at the SLAC laboratory, the research team will start work at the verarubin Observatory in Chile in mid-2021. Over the course of 10 years, it will take a full panoramic view of the southern sky every few nights. < / P > < p > the project aims to observe more than 20 billion galaxies to deepen our understanding of dark matter, dark energy, and the universe as a whole. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract