Dark Energy Survey

Superluminous Supernova Puzzles Astronomers

by Shannon Hall June 26, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter 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 […]

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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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