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Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Science, Technology |

Dark Energy Camera sends its first batch of images from space

Dark Energy Camera sends its first batch of images from space

The Dark Energy Camera known as, with 570 megapixels and capable of photographing galaxies to eight billion light years from Earth, has published its first series of spectacular photographs . The mission to “decipher” the in the Universe is started.

With it will be treated will be pursued largest astronomical images ever seen and explore the depths of space, as its name indicates, decipher behind dark matter.

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And it is to this day, the dark matter is an accumulation of impressions. Part of the scientific community believes that this energy comprises over 70% of the Universe. A likely expansion matter whose mysteries have not yet been deciphered.

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DECAM look in the next five years to create detailed images eighth color of the sky. A technology that is inside the telescope Victor M. Blanco Cerro Tololo Observatory in the Atacama Desert.

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The camera is able to detect the light of the cosmic entities that are up to 8 billion light years from Earth, which astronomers could be used to identify and study over 300 billion galaxies, clusters of galaxies and 100.00 4000 supernova.

Behind all these numbers would be the primary mission of DECAM, discover some of the secrets behind the expansion of the universe.

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