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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.

To Understand The Big Bang, Scientists Created This Amazing “Synthetic Map”

Struggling to understand a deluge of new theories, scientists have created one of the most high-resolution images of the universe ever made.

Albert Einstein’s colossal mistake

El Malahim. Ragnarok. Armageddon. Those are terms we use to describe the end of the world. As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity this November, we can appreciate the fact that this brilliant scientist came up with ideas that have fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe.