You may want to take this one home with you, but you can’t. It weighs a whopping 1700-lbs and produces about 30 terabytes of data per year. It’s also the camera portion of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) which is the world’s largest telescope designed to operate in visible light. It resides in the northern Chile and is part of the European Southern Observatory. [ESO via PetaPixel and PhotoRadar]
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