268-Megapixel Camera Captures its First Stunning Photo of Space

The European Southern Observatory has released the first image taken with its “Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope ” (VST), which is apparently the world’s largest telescope for surveying our skies in visible light. The photo is of the Carina Nebula.

Unlike other telescopes that can only capture small portions of the sky, the VST can photograph massively large regions due to its 268-megapixel CCD camera named OmegaCAM.

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