Dark Energy Survey (DES)

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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.
January 5, 2016
News Feature
A recent uptick in the discovery of the smallest, oldest galaxies benefits studies of dark matter, galaxy formation and the evolution of the unive
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.
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.
April 13, 2015
News Feature
Dark Energy Survey scientists have released a detailed map of dark matter – crucial information for a better understanding of galaxy formation and dark energy.
March 24, 2015
News Feature
Which physics machine will reign supreme? Your vote decides.
March 10, 2015
News Feature
Reports by groups including Dark Energy Survey and Large Area Telescope scientists may provide new clues about the properties of mysterious dark matter.

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