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Hubble’s Amazing New Images, the Andromeda Gigapixel and the Pillars of Life Revisited…

Hubble is our eye in the skies orbiting high above the distortions of our blue atmosphere. With Hubble’s 25th birthday fast approaching (April 2015) NASA and ESA have started the celebrations early with the release of two very special images, images that are dazzling the world.

The first image presents a new view of one of Hubble’s most famous images, the Eagle Nebula.  While the second is an incredibly detailed gigapixel image of the Andromeda Galaxy. Both images capture the vastness of space and spectacular nature of our universe.

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DARPA demonstrates ARGUS IS, the 1.8 Gigapixel Camera with Wide Area Persistent Stare…

The ancient art form of discreet surveillance has evolved alongside the technology we use for such purposes. DARPA has this week given us a glimpse of what is now possible, demonstrating ARGUS IS, the latest revolution in surveillance technology.

ARGUS is unlike any other high altitude camera that came before it.  Designed and constructed by DARPA funded engineer Yiannis Antoniades ARGUS also represents a new surveillance strategy, Wide Area Persistent Stare. WAPS signifies the new ability to capture a live high resolution video stream of a huge swath of landscape, over long periods of time.  Not only is ARGUS capable of 1.8 gigapixel images but it captures them at 15 frames per second.

The first example of ARGUS’s work was also released to the public recently. The incredibly detailed image captures 10 square miles of Virginia, with Quantico City front and centre in the image. Visit the DARPA site see the original ultra high resolution image (8400×6300).

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