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Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the center of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, which lies about 17,000 light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Full Dark Energy Camera composite image of the globular star cluster 47 Tucanae, which lies about 17,000 light years from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Full Dark Energy Camera image of the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. The center of the cluster is the clump of galaxies in the upper portion of the image. The prominent galaxy in the lower right of the image is the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Full Dark Energy Camera composite image of the Small Magellanic Cloud (a band of greenish stars running from lower left toupper right), a dwarf galaxy that lies about 200,000 light years from Earth, and is a satellite of our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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The Dark Energy Camera features 62 charged-coupled devices (CCDs), which record a total of 570 megapixels per snapshot. Credit: Fermilab.


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The Dark Energy Camera, mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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The Dark Energy Camera, mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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Dark Energy Camera telescope simulator at Fermilab. Credit: Fermilab.


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Scientists build a prototype of the Dark Energy Camera, which will survey about one-tenth of the sky to measure 300 million galaxies and discover thousands of supernovae. Credit: Fermilab.


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A simulation of a photo of galaxy clusters taken by the Dark Energy Camera. A single camera image captures an area 20 times the size of the moon as seen from Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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View a short time-lapse video of the assembly at Fermilab of a replica front-end of the Blanco telescope in Chile. Technicians used the replica to practice the installation of the camera. Credit: Fermilab.


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An artist's rendering of the Dark Energy Camera inside the frame that supports the camera in the Blanco telescope. Credit: Fermilab/Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.


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An artistís rendering of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera. Credit: Fermilab/DES collaboration.


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The Blanco telescope in Chile as seen at nighttime. Credit: T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF.


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The Blanco telescope in Chile as seen from the air. Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF.


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The Blanco telescope in Chile. Credit: T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF.


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The 4 meter Blanco telescope. The green circle marks the location of the prime focus cage where the Dark Energy Camera will be mounted. Credit: CTIO/AURA/NSF.


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