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Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights

Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights

When fully operational in 2018, the Zwicky Transient Facility robotic camera will usher in the era of big data astronomy. HowStuffWorks explains why.


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