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August 31, 2015
Press Release
The Department of Energy has approved the start of construction for a 3.2-gigapixel digital camera – the world’s largest – at the heart of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
August 18, 2015
News Feature
How can we figure out when the universe began?
August 17, 2015
News Feature
Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way galaxy.
August 4, 2015
Observations of this kind could lead scientists to the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
July 28, 2015
Our universe could be just one small piece of a bubbling multiverse.
July 7, 2015
News Feature
Dark energy is everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.
June 24, 2015
News Feature
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope creates maps of the gamma-ray sky.
June 24, 2015
News Feature
A batch of newly discovered satellite dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way should help scientists better grasp the evolution of the universe while also honing in on dark matter's identity.
May 12, 2015
News Feature
SLAC scientists and engineers celebrated the completion of a new clean room, where the lab will assemble the camera of the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.
April 14, 2015
News Feature
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will take the most thorough survey ever of the Southern sky.