View Full Version : Dark Energy Survey Will Study 300 Million Galaxies

2005-Sep-07, 01:46 PM
SUMMARY: A new astronomical survey is in the works to help uncover the source of the mysterious dark energy which is accelerating the expansion of the Universe. Set to begin in 2009, the Dark Energy Survey will collect data on approximately 300 million galaxies, reaching back two-thirds of the history of the Universe. A 520-megapixel camera will be installed onto the 4-metre Blanco Telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, allowing astronomers to survey the sky 10 times faster than they could before.

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