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Old 09-17-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Do you have a link to this camera?

We know that Dark Energy, like Dark Matter, does not appear in the visible spectrum, but its effects can be measured. Also, if the galaxies furthest away from us are not just expanding but accelerating away from us, then that would mean there was more Dark Energy in the past than there is today. It would also imply that galaxies today are not accelerating away from us faster than they did in the past.

By the way, that is a very cool image of a spiral galaxy.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Here are a few links to pics, along with a few photos of the actual camera. I read that, though these are some of the first pictures, they won't be taking pics in earnest until December after the shake down.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:04 PM
 
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Do you have a link to this camera?

We know that Dark Energy, like Dark Matter, does not appear in the visible spectrum, but its effects can be measured. Also, if the galaxies furthest away from us are not just expanding but accelerating away from us, then that would mean there was more Dark Energy in the past than there is today. It would also imply that galaxies today are not accelerating away from us faster than they did in the past.

By the way, that is a very cool image of a spiral galaxy.
The camera is part of the Dark Energy Survey, which is expected to spot some 300 million galaxies, 100,000 galaxy clusters and perhaps around 4000 supernovas. Yeah, that is a pretty cool picture.

New Dark Energy Telescope Takes First Photos | Dark Energy Camera | Space.com
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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I just had the idea that this particular galaxy (shown above) is relatively young and already has nice sized black holes. And yes, I would agree it's a nice picture.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:30 PM
 
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I just had the idea that this particular galaxy (shown above) is relatively young and already has nice sized black holes. And yes, I would agree it's a nice picture.
The picture shows "the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth." As far as I can tell, it's one of the first images, if not THE first, taken by the camera.

Dark Energy Camera starts snapping; just 300 million galaxies to go - latimes.com
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