Night skies over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile and the 4-meter Victor M. Blano Telescope, home to the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera and unprecedented discovery potential for astronomers at Texas A&M University and around the world as members of the Dark Energy Survey. (Credit: Daniel Munizaga, NOAO-S/CTIO/EPO)

Dark Energy Survey Reveals Most Accurate Measurement of Dark Matter Structure in the Universe

New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos

Aug 03, 2017
"I thought the discovery of dozens of dark-matter dominated dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way was exciting, but this is really big news. Ground-based measurements of the universe rarely can rival the precision of space-based projects, and that DES does just that is a testament to the hard work of the scientists and instrument builders across the world who have invested a huge amount of effort in this project."
Dr. Jennifer Marshall, Texas A&M astronomer