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March 31, 2020
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Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.
Dark matter forms into clumps, where galaxies and satellite galaxies form.
January 13, 2020
News Feature
Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a faint cosmic gamma-ray glow.
DES-Fermi
November 6, 2019
News Feature
His work aims to deepen our understanding of dark matter, dark energy and other secrets of the universe.
Photo of Panofsky fellow Daniel Gruen
January 8, 2019
News Feature
Scientists, including researchers at SLAC, have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky.
DES End of Observations
October 23, 2017
News Feature
The astrophysicist is recognized for her leadership, mentorship and innovative work in understanding how galaxies form.
October 16, 2017
News Feature
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.
August 3, 2017
Press Release
SLAC and Stanford astrophysicists made crucial contributions to the galaxy survey, showing that the universe clumps and expands as predicted by our best cosmological models.
Blanco Telescope
December 20, 2016
News Feature
Scientists furthered studies of the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and cosmic inflation and continued the search for undiscovere
August 30, 2016
News Feature
What can our cosmic neighbors tell us about dark matter and the early universe?
May 6, 2016
News Feature
Astronomers around the world are looking for visible sources of gravitational waves.

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