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DESI opens its 5,000 eyes to capture the colors of the cosmos

October 30, 2019

A new instrument mounted atop a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” at…
DESI Opens Its 5000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos

October 28, 2019

A new instrument installed on a telescope in Arizona (USA) that will observe a record number of galaxies…
3 Sky Surveys Completed in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

July 8, 2019

Researchers will pick 35 million galaxies and quasars to target during DESI’s 5-year mission. It took three sky…
New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe

May 8, 2019

New method developed by Berkeley Lab researchers cuts through galaxies’ messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter,…
Making of the Largest 3D Map of the Universe (Video)

April 15, 2019

In this video, DESI project participants share their insight and excitement about the project and its potential for…
Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a 45-Year-Old Telescope

February 12, 2018

Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in…
Creating a World of Make-Believe to Better Understand the Real Universe

December 14, 2017

Scientists are creating simulated universes, for example – complete with dark matter mock-ups, computer-generated galaxies, quasi quasars, and…
3-D Galaxy-mapping Project Enters Construction Phase

August 11, 2016

A 3-D sky-mapping project that will measure the light of millions of galaxies has received formal approval from…
Researchers Gear Up Galaxy-seeking Robots for a Test Run

June 14, 2016

A prototype system, designed as a test for a planned array of 5,000 galaxy-seeking robots, is taking shape…
DESI, an Ambitious Probe of Dark Energy, Achieves its Next Major Milestone

September 23, 2015

DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, is an exceptional apparatus designed to improve our understanding of the role…
Building an instrument to map the universe in 3-D

May 30, 2015

Dark energy makes up about 70 percent of the universe and is causing its accelerating expansion. But what…
How a New Telescope Will Measure the Expansion of the Universe

May 4, 2015

For the past several years, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab)…
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Wins $1.1M Award

October 20, 2014

The Heising-Simons Foundation has awarded $1.1M to the DESI project with the goal of helping to fabricate the…
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