Google joins effort to digitally film the entire universe

Google today will announce its partnership with the University of Washington, the University of Arizona and others to create the world’s largest database — a moving picture of the universe.

More than 30,000 gigabytes worth of images will be generated every evening, Jacoby said. This daily tsunami of data will have to be analyzed constantly as it accumulates over time, she said, and then efficiently managed to make it publicly accessible.

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