Texas A&M University astronomer Darren DePoy served as the project scientist for the Dark Energy Camera, mounted on the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile as the primary instrument for the Dark Energy Survey. (Credit: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab.)

Dark Energy Survey Creates Detailed Guide to Spotting Dark Matter

Apr 13, 2015
"The big news that's difficult to explain in a news announcement is that DECam/DES is able to make these kinds of measurements at all. These sorts of measurements, otherwise known as weak lensing, have been almost impossible previously because the required combination of wide-area scope, deep sensitivity in order to detect very faint galaxies and exquisite image quality . . . has been almost impossible to achieve by any other project."
Darren DePoy, Texas A&M astronomer