Latest The Dark Energy Survey Stories

Dark Energy Survey Discovers Exotic Supernova
2014-06-26 03:28:35

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.

Supernova Legacy Survey Astronomers Reveal New Class Of Supernovae
2013-12-19 04:50:57

Two of the brightest and most distant supernovae ever recorded have been discovered by astronomers affiliated with the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS).

Dark Energy Survey Will Look For Supernovae
2013-07-01 18:32:12

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.

Distant Type Ia Supernova Magnified Through Gravitational Lensing
2013-04-23 18:32:44

Researchers at have discovered the first ever Type Ia supernova (SNIa), extraordinarily magnified by a gravitational lens.

Dark Energy Camera Dedication Amping Up Next Week
2012-11-02 12:51:23

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.

Ancient Starlight Recorded By Dark Energy Camera
2012-09-18 04:19:18

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.

Word of the Day
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.