DECam

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It’s #SpaceWeek on Energy.gov. Throughout the week we’ll be exploring energy and science on the cosmic frontier. Tune in on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram. Dark energy remains one of science’s great mysteries. Scientists believe it makes up about 70 percent of the universe and is causing an acceleration in the expansion of the universe,… Keep reading →

Chile Dark Energy Photo Lab

Scientists believe that 70 percent of the universe is made up of dark energy — a mysterious force that works in opposition to gravity. Dark energy may explain why the universe is expanding more and more quickly, in direct conflict with the expectation from Einstein’s theory of general relativity that gravity should slow down the… Keep reading →