The Pan-Staars survey

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The Pan-Staars survey

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New data has been released in which astrophysicists say that billions of new stars could be discovered. The 1.8-metre Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System ( Pan-Starrs ) in Hawaii has been imaging the sky on a large scale every 30 seconds for four years. Researchers say they will now be able to study the "farthest reaches of the universe and gain insights into elusive dark matter and dark energy".
Pan-Starrs has been capturing fast-moving objects and exploding stars. The universities of Edinburgh, Durham and Queen's University Belfast are involved in the international project with Nasa and the National Science Foundation supporting it.The shared data from the project has revealed hundreds of supernovae.
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