MIT Camera Captures Speed of Light

December 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Posted in Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment

MIT News reports that researchers at the famed institute of technology have created an imaging system with one trillion exposures per second — effectively taking images of the speed of light.  They used a streak camera to do so, in a new way, but it’s a painstaking process that takes an hour of effort just to get that billionth of a second of light viewable.   That’s why researchers have dubbed it the “world’s slowest fastest camera”.

You can read all about it in detail here, or just view the video below.

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