Dark Energy Survey

Superluminous Supernova Puzzles Astronomers

by Shannon Hall June 26, 2014

Supernovae are surprisingly dependable. These brilliant and powerful explosions that mark the end of massive stars’ lives tend to shine anywhere from one hundred million to a few billion times brighter than the Sun for weeks on end. And their intrinsic brightness is always well known. But in recent years a rare class of cosmic […]

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First Images in a New Hunt for Dark Energy

by Jason Major September 17, 2012

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, about 60 million light-years from Earth. (Dark Energy Survey Collaboration) The ongoing search for dark energy now has a new set of eyes: the Dark Energy Camera, mounted on the 4-meter Victor M. Blanco telescope at the National Science Foundation’s Cerro […]

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