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December 19, 2016 08:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-41

Space Telescope Science Institute to Host Data from World's Largest Digital Sky Survey


Image: Pan-STARRS1 Observatory

Pan-STARRS1 Observatory

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The Pan-STARRS1 Observatory is a 1.8-meter telescope located at the summit of Haleakalā, on Maui, Hawaii. For four years beginning in May 2010, this first Pan-STARRS observatory surveyed the entire three-quarters of the sky visible from Hawaii many times in many colors of light. One of the survey's goals was to look for moving objects and transient or variable objects, including asteroids that could potentially threaten the Earth.

Image Type: Astronomical/Photograph

Photo Credit: R. Ratkowski


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