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We've finally gotten our first glimpse at the mysterious material that supposedly makes up 27 percent of the universe. It's only taken two years of research, the efforts of 300 researchers working for the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and a 570-megapixel camera attached to the Victor Blanco telescope i...

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Don't look now, but what you know about the universe's growth might have been turned on its ear. University of Arizona scientists have learned that a certain type of supernova (Ia) isn't the reliable measuring stick for universe expansion that previous data would suggest. By comparing optical and ...

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The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) puts it into perspective right away: "Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth." It's important to hold that fact in mind, as we marvel at the first images from deep in the belly of our universe...

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