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HPDHP2 break records !

Will "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" break records? According to BoxOfficeMojo, it is already done as the midhight opening itself already raked 43.5M$ and the official Opening Weekend Box Office is $168,550,000$ in the US, a clear all time number one domestic opening!

With the foreign gross of $157,500,000 factored in, this means that "Deathly Hallows Part 2" cashed $326,050,000, ranking the movie #8 all time position for worldwide openings.

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THE ultimate stereoscopic camera

In 2013, ESA will launch Gaia, the most powerfull stereoscopic camera ever build to the L2 Lagrange point (a million-and-a-half kilometres from Earth) where it will stay taking pictures for at least 5 years. Gaia will catalogue a thousand million stars, producing 10,000 times more data than the previous Hipparcos mission.
The camera was not designed with hairedressers in mind. However, it will have the the capacity of measuring the diameter of a human hair at 1000 km.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the completion of the camera that’s to be used in Gaia: a billion-pixel mosaic comprising 106 individual CCDs in a 0.5x1 meter array.
Although Gaia's transmitter is weak, it will be able to maintain the transmission at an 5 Mbps data rate from a distance of 1.5 million km. ESA’s most powerful ground stations, the 35 m-diameter radio dishes in Cebreros, Spain, and New Norcia, Australia, will intercept the faint signal.
Gaia will always point away from the Sun. After launch, it will unfold a ‘skirt’ that consists of a dozen separate panels. These will deploy into a roughly circular disc, just over 10 m in diameter that performs two functions: sunshade, which will permanently shade the telescopes in the payload module and allow their temperatures to drop to –100°C. The other function is to generate power for the spacecraft, so its surface will be partially covered with solar panels to generate electricity.

In 2013, ESA will launch Gaia, the most powerfull stereoscopic camera ever build to the L2 Lagrange point (a million-and-a-half kilometres from Earth) where it will stay taking pictures for at least 5 years. Gaia will catalogue a thousand million stars, producing 10,000 times more data than the previous Hipparcos mission.

The on-board gigapixel stereoscopic cameras were not designed with hairdressers in mind. However, they will have the capacity of measuring the diameter of a human hair at 1000 km!

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