Dark Energy Camera to Seek Light in Deepest, Darkest Space
September 19, 2012
Reuters / Powered by NewsLook.com
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.
Reuters (Nov. 9, 2012) The most powerful sky-mapping instrument ever built is about to embark on a far-reaching survey of deepest space to find evidence of the theoretical force called Dark Energy. From a high plateau in ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 29, 2012) Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hope to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with the most detailed computer simulations of the universe ever built. The two ... watch video
Reuters (Sep. 27, 2011) NASA has released spectacular images from space showing the Aurora Australis lighting up the southern sky with green curtains of light earlier this month. The videos were compiled from still images ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (July 8, 2012) Last year the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded for the discovery that the universe is expanding at an increasing pace. The reason, according to theory, has to be an unknown, dark energy.
German ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Oct. 13, 2015) Astronauts aboard the International Space Station test a new camera that can be used to learn more about space using a floating ball of water. Rough Cut (No reporter narration).
Video provided by ... watch video
Nov. 16, 2015 Astronomers have devised a high-precision method of examining magnetic fields in the Sun’s atmosphere, representing a significant leap forward in the investigation of solar flares and potentially ... read more
Nov. 25, 2015 Astronomers have responded to the buzz about a mysterious dimming star by studying data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. They conclude the dimming was probably caused by ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Last year Italy sent an espresso machine up to the ISS, and this inspired a team of researchers to study the related strange fluids phenomena in low gravity, such as espresso ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Scientists suggest that 3.8 billion years ago, Mars might have had only a moderately dense atmosphere. The scientists have identified a photochemical process that could have ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Mars' largest moon -- one of only two in our solar system moving inward towards its planet -- will eventually be torn apart by tidal forces and distributed in a ring around ... read more
Apr. 20, 2015 The first stone of the future LSST telescope was laid on 14 April 2015 by the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, at the Cerro Pachón site in the Chilean Andes. The LSST will be equipped with the ... read more
Apr. 13, 2015 Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the ... read more
Sep. 17, 2012 Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth. That ancient starlight has now found its way to a mountaintop in Chile, where the newly-constructed ... read more
Jan. 9, 2012 For the first time, astronomers have mapped dark matter on the largest scale ever observed. New findings reveal a Universe comprising an intricate cosmic web of dark matter and galaxies spanning more ... read more