Dark Energy Survey

1,500 New Type 1A Supernova Found as Part of the Dark Energy Survey

Supernova explosions are fascinating because they're so cataclysmic, powerful, and awe-inspiring. They're Nature's summer blockbusters. Humans have recorded their existence…

2 months ago

Humans Can Still Find Galaxies That Machine Learning Algorithms Miss

Amateur astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello discovered three faint galaxies that machine learning missed.

1 year ago

The Dark Energy Camera has Captured a Million Images, an Eighth of the Entire sky. Here are Some of its Best Pictures so far

The Dark Energy Survey recently released 15 images that showcase the types of objects it viewed during the six-year campaign.

1 year ago

Finally, an Explanation for the Cold Spot in the Cosmic Microwave Background

A new study by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has confirmed the existence of a Supervoid, which could explain how…

2 years ago

A 6-Year Search of the Outer Solar System Turns up 461 new Objects (but no Planet 9)

After six years of observing the cosmos, the Dark Energy Survey has announced that it is also responsible for discovering…

2 years ago

Dark Energy Survey is out. 29 Papers Covering 226 Million Galaxies Across 7 Billion Light-Years of Space

Cosmology is now stranger to large scale surveys.  The discipline prides itself on data collection, and when the data it…

3 years ago

It Took 50 Nights of Observations to Capture New Data on the Magellanic Clouds

The Magellanic Clouds are two of our closest neighbours, in galactic terms. The pair of irregular dwarf galaxies were drawn…

3 years ago

Over a Hundred New Large Objects Found in the Kuiper Belt

Hey Pluto, Sedna, Haumea, Makemake Et al.: You’ve got company! While searching for distant galaxies and supernovae, the Dark Energy…

4 years ago

New Telescope Instrument Will Watch the Sky with 5,000 Eyes

Dark Energy is the mysterious force driving the expansion of the Universe. We don't know what dark energy is, even…

4 years ago

Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

Using data from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova program, a team of astronomers recently found 72 supernovae, the largest number…

6 years ago