ASTRONOMY

CCD374 for Sentinel-4 Earth observation satellite. Credit: ESA

Where space and industrial worlds collide

The different requirements of industrial and space imaging have led to distinct sensor development paths that diverge and intersect in interesting ways, as Benjamin Skuse finds out

Surveying the sky

Tom Eddershaw on the imaging equipment observing our skies, both from Earth and space, including the imagers onboard the Rosetta Philae lander

One billion pixels, one billion stars

From the ESA Gaia mission to survey one billion stars, which is due to launch this month, to photographing the sun, Greg Blackman looks at some of the imaging technology used in astronomy

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