Dark Energy Survey

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 months 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…

6 months 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…

12 months 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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 years ago

Astronomers Find The Most Distant Supernova Ever: 10.5 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers with the Dark Energy Survey have discovered the most distant and ancient supernova yet: a rare Super Luminous Supernova…

4 years ago

Professor Stephen Hawking Intends To Map The Known Universe

At the upcoming Starmus science conference, Professor Stephen Hawking will unveil the most ambitious plan to map the known universe…

5 years ago

Scientists Map the Dark Matter Around Millions of Galaxies

This week, scientists with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration released the first in a series of detailed maps charting…

7 years ago

Dark Energy Camera Takes Accidental Gigantic, Magnificent Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Oops! In a happy accident, Comet Lovejoy just happened to be in the field of view of the 570-megapixel Dark…

7 years ago