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Optics inside: the optical instrumentation that will be used to shed new light on the twin mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. The visual imager (VIS) detector array with its 36 CCDs is clearly visible (below), which will be one of the biggest cameras in space. The near-infrared spectrometer and photometer (NISP) is on the left, nearly completely covered in sheets of multi-layer insulation. Photo: Airbus Defence and Space.
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