Space Camera with One Billion Pixels

"It's the biggest camera ever put into space," said Ralph Cordey, head of science and exploration at Astrium.

This article from CNN captured my imagination, not only with the incredible images this camera is capable of, but the file size, and computer needed to process them. The technology behind this project may seem like something from the future, but it actually starts today!

"The mission's aim is to build a three-dimensional picture of our galaxy, measuring precise distances to a billion stars." 

Chris Corradino