"These first major cosmology results are a tribute to the many people who have worked on the project since it began 14 years ago," said Dark Energy Survey Director Josh Frieman, a PFC co-Investigator. "It was an exciting moment when we unveiled the results to ourselves just last month, after carrying out a 'blind' analysis to avoid being influenced by our prejudices."
A map of dark matter covering about one -- thirtieth of the entire sky and spanning several billion light years -- red regions have more dark matter than average, blue regions less dark matter.
Courtesy of Chihway Chang, the DES collaboration.
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