Latest The Dark Energy Survey Stories
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck After two years worth of work by some 300 researchers, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) project have unveiled the first in a series of dark matter maps showing the distribution of the mysterious substance experts believe makes up roughly 27 percent of the universe. According to BBC News, the maps show how conglomerations of dark matter change over time and was created using a 570-megapixel camera attached to the Victor Blanco telescope in Chile....
The first images taken by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) after the survey began in August 2013 have revealed a rare, ‘superluminous’ supernova that erupted in a galaxy 7.8 billion light years away.
Two of the brightest and most distant supernovae ever recorded have been discovered by astronomers affiliated with the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS).
The greatest cosmological puzzle of the 21st century continues to be to measure, characterize and understand the source of dark energy – the apparent force that is driving the accelerating expansion of the Universe.
Researchers at have discovered the first ever Type Ia supernova (SNIa), extraordinarily magnified by a gravitational lens.
Today marks the 50th anniversary celebration of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), while next week is the dedication of a new instrument for the observatory.
Approximately 8 billion years ago, the light from distant galaxies began streaming towards Earth. Now, at a mountaintop observatory in Chile, the newly constructed Dark Energy Camera has captured that ancient starlight and recorded it for the first time.
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