CASDA grows past 1 petabyte
CASDA recently passed the 1 petabyte (1 PB = one million gigabytes) mark. This means that CASDA now holds more than 1 PB of processed science data from the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope! This milestone is made possible by the hard work of the ASKAP operations and IM&T (CSIRO Information Management and Technology) CASDA teams. The majority of the data in CASDA is from Phase 1 of Pilot Surveys, obtained to test the full ASKAP system and survey strategies for the ASKAP Survey Science Teams. Most of this Pilot Survey data is publicly available, and any unreleased data will be made public shortly. The Rapid All-Sky Continuum Survey (RACS) , the first all-sky continuum survey with ASKAP, is also a major component of the data now in CASDA. This observatory project is also publicly released in CASDA.