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Cientistas varrem céu para entender teia cósmica de energia escura

Depois da provável detecção de ondas gravitacionais, anunciadas no último mês de fevereiro, a física pode ter ficado um pouco mais completa. Por outro lado, uma estranha energia, que constitui quase 70% do Universo –e que tem por característica “anular” a gravidade– ainda permanece quase totalmente desconhecida.

Art of Darkness: 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. Almost everything in sight is part of our home galaxy.

New Fermilab show features ‘amazing images of the cosmos’

A show featuring the art of the universe is now on display at Fermilab in Batavia.

Art of Darkness

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. Almost everything in sight is part of our home galaxy.

Astronomers complete first search for visible light associated with gravitational waves

Einstein’s general theory of relativity predicts the emission of gravitational waves by massive celestial bodies moving though space-time.

Explore Galaxies Far, Far Away at Internet Speeds

No need for hyperdrive: Scientists have released an “expansion pack” for a virtual tour of the universe that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own computer.

‘Planet Nine’ May Exist: New Evidence for Another World in Our Solar System

The mythical “Planet X” may actually be real, and scientists are calling it “Planet Nine.”

Dark Energy Survey releases early data

The Dark Energy Survey is now in its third year of capturing eye-popping images of the cosmos with its primary instrument, the Dark Energy Camera. Before the survey proper began in August 2013, however, scientists spent months testing the camera, putting it through its paces.

Happy New Year from the DES Director

I wish you all the best as we start the new year. A few highlights from DES 2015 (a very … Read more »

Ambitious Project Probes Mysterious Cosmic Expansion

The Dark Energy Survey is examining distant galaxies to figure out why space is expanding at an ever faster pace.