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Posted by DK on November 14, 2017
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a new robotic telescope located at Mt. Palomar, in California. It will scan the skies every night with a state-of-the-art digital camera, looking for exploding stars, gamma-ray bursts, and other exciting events. The camera is gigantic, with over 500 megapixels covering an area of 247 full moons, and will generate 130 GB of data every hour. UWM is a partner in ZTF.