The best cosmic map yet of the universe’s make-up finds 24 per cent less dark matter than we thought and could call for a rewrite of physics
While we cannot directly observe dark matter and dark energy, we know these are the driving force behind the universe's expansion. To test the predictions made by the standard model of cosmology, scientists needed to observe a huge number...Show More Summary
One of science’s most enduring mysteries was the subject of a new map of the Universe that was released earlier this week. The product of over five years of intense study by The Dark Energy Survey (DES), the map is the most accurate yet of the substance. Show More Summary
Map is in line with measurements predicted by the Standard Model—currently our best explanation for the universe.
“While Planck looked at the structure of the very early universe, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has measured structures that evolved much later,” said Daniel Gruen, a NASA Einstein postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology...
Astrophysicists have a fairly accurate understanding of how the universe ages: That's the conclusion of new results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a large international science collaboration, including researchers from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, that put models of cosmic structure formation and evolution to the most precise test yet.
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Astrophysicists have a fairly accurate understanding of how the universe ages: that's the conclusion of new results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a large international science collaboration,...Show More Summary
(DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dark Energy Survey scientists have unveiled the most accurate measurement ever made of the present large-scale structure of the universe. These measurements of the amount and 'clumpiness' (or...Show More Summary
Imagine planting a single seed and, with great precision, being able to predict the exact height of the tree that grows from it. Now imagine traveling to the future and snapping photographic proof that you were right.
The Dark Energy Survey reveals the most accurate measurement of dark matter structure in the universe. Imagine planting a single seed and, with great precision, being able to predict the exact height of the tree that grows from it. Now...Show More Summary
New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos Imagine planting a single seed and, with great precision, being able to predict the exact height of the tree that grows from it. Show More Summary
Thanks to scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the solar system just got another member.
DeeDee, a potential new dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system, was discovered in one of DES’ many analyses of faraway galaxies.
A decade-long survey of galaxies in the universe has revealed the crispest measurements yet of how dark energy drives the expansion fo the universe
At Fermilab Art Gallery, cosmology collaborative The Dark Energy Survey shows off their images of space in the name of art.
The Dark Energy Survey’s art show offers a glimpse of the expanding universe. Imagine a clear night in the mountains, away from glaring city lights. In the sky, gleaming speckles from distant stars cascade into the bright streams of the Milky Way. Show More Summary
NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) plans to launch its new Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) in the mid-2020s to study dark energy and matter.
Next-generation telescopic surveys will work hand-in-hand with supercomputers to study the nature of dark energy. The 2020s could see a rapid expansion in dark energy research. For starters, two powerful new instruments will scan the night sky for distant galaxies. Show More Summary
The observation of new dwarf galaxy candidates could mean our sky is more crowded than we thought. Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy. Show More Summary
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy.