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Dark energy
11/03/16

Is there a dark energy particle?

A theoretical particle that adapts to its surroundings could explain the accelerating expansion of our universe.

09/01/16

Universe steps on the gas

A puzzling mismatch is forcing astronomers to re-think how well they understand the expansion of the universe.

08/09/16

The contents of the universe

How do scientists know what percentages of the universe are made up of dark matter and dark energy?

01/14/16

Exploring the dark universe with supercomputers

Next-generation telescopic surveys will work hand-in-hand with supercomputers to study the nature of dark energy.

10/14/15

Is the universe getting bigger or am I getting smaller?

Physicist Jim Pivarski explains ways to think about the expansion of space.

08/25/15

All about supernovae

Exploding stars have an immense capacity to destroy—and create.

08/20/15

Q&A: Marcelle Soares-Santos

Scientist Marcelle Soares-Santos talks about Brazil, neutron stars and a love of discovery.

07/07/15

What is dark energy?

It’s everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.

06/04/15

The universe at your fingertips

Raw images from the DECam Legacy Survey’s new image archive will appear online the day after they are taken.

04/30/15

DECam’s far-out forays

The Dark Energy Camera does even more than its name would lead you to believe.

04/07/15

Our flat universe

Not a curve in sight, as far as the eye can see.

02/19/15

Physics for the people

Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.

01/22/15

DECam’s nearby discoveries

The Dark Energy Camera does more than its name would lead you to believe.

01/12/15

Mirror, mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

12/09/14

New books for the physics fan

These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.

11/04/14

The rise of astrostatistics

Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.