Fermilab has built the world’s first Dark Energy Camera, which “will survey the skies of the Southern Hemisphere and peer far back in time, allowing scientists to see galaxies as they were when the universe was only a few billion years old.” Continue reading for one more picture.

…is the size of a car and captures images with 570 megapixels. Created from 74 individual CCDs, the image sensor is over three feet in diameter. Even with the camera’s sophisticated data-acquisition system, each photo is so big that it takes 17 seconds to capture.

[via DviceSymmetry]