Dark Energy Camera: Portrait-Maker of the Universe

Fermilab Today, August 2010

Dark energy makes up a huge percentage of our universe – but nobody quite knows what it IS. A giant camera built to sit atop a lonely telescope in Chile is designed to start providing some answers.

The Blanco telescope in Chile, new home of DECam, or Dark Energy Camera. Credit: T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF.

The Blanco telescope in Chile, new home of DECam, or Dark Energy Camera. Credit: T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF.

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