Saturday, January 6, 2007

Google to Help Film Entire Universe

Google has joined a group of 19 universities and national labs to assist with surveying space and assisting in turning the captured nightly data (images, video) into useful public information - can everyone say: Google Universe!

Google sits in an interesting position to assist efforts like this. The LSST project; which stands for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope; will produce about 30 terabytes of image information every night. Seagate and Hitachi better hurry up with their new drive technology!

Google should be applauded for assisting in projects like this. One of the biggest barriers for undertaking some of these scientific expeditions is how to manage the vast and I mean vast amount of data produced.

Google also recently announced a major partnership with NASA as reported on Joe Duck's blog, link here: http://joeduck.wordpress.com/2006/12/17/nasa-google-space-research-project/

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