Have you ever wondered what the largest lens in the world looks like? It belongs to the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and its diameter is 1.57 meters (5.1 feet). It will be paired with a massive three-ton camera to study the sky and take enormous 3.2-gigapixel images every 20 seconds.
Photos of distant planets are fascinating, right? But how often do we get to see a photo of a planet as it’s just being formed? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have recently captured a planet as it was forming around a young star. The photo is incredibly detailed and it’s the best photo of a planet’s birth taken so far.
The release of Canon’s ultra wide angle 11-24mm lens and 360° cameras have allowed photographers to fit more in their frames than ever before. But, as wide as those devices go, they’ve got nothing on this next image.
An artist named Pablo Carlos Budassi crammed the entire universe into a single image, using logarithmic maps from Princeton and images from NASA.
The. Entire. Universe.