Dark Energy Survey 3-Year Results

The Dark Energy Survey has imaged roughly 5,000 square degrees of southern sky. The survey has mapped hundreds of millions of galaxies to help researchers understand the accelerating expansion of our universe. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) released new results today using the largest ever sample of galaxies observed over an enormous piece of the sky to produce the most precise measurements of the universe’s composition and growth to date. DES scientists (include many scientists at Fermilab) measured that the way matter is distributed throughout the universe is consistent with predictions in the standard cosmological model, the best current model of the universe. 

Read more in the press release here or on the DES website here.