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Dark Energy Camera to Seek Light in Deepest, Darkest Space

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September 19, 2012
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Astronomers in Chile have released images of light from deep space which demonstrate the power of their new Dark Energy Camera, the most sophisticated digital camera ever deployed. The scientists say the camera is now ready to reach for the edge of the cosmic frontier for answers to questions about dark matter and our expanding universe.


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