Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park took the first 3200-megapixel digital photos using an image sensory array. These are the largest photos ever taken in a single shot. Like the image sensor inside the DSLR, the focal plane captures light from or reflected by an object and converts it into electrical signals to produce a digital image. These high-resolution sensors are expected to play a vital role in the observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), answering the questions about the structure, evolution of the universe and the objects in it. Curious to know more? Watch this video.