Dark energy study releases first insights

14 Jun 2023
The Mayall 4-Meter Telescope, home to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), seen at night at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Credit: LBL/Marilyn Sargent.

Understanding the mysterious force behind the expanding universe is a step closer with the first tranche of data released from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI).

University of Queensland astrophysicist Dr Rossana Ruggeri is part of the team using DESI, the most powerful apparatus for photographing light ranges in the world.

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