World’s most powerful digital camera opens eye, records first images in hunt for dark energy

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

About the Image

Id:noao1204a
Type:Collage
Release date:Sept. 17, 2012
Related releases:noao1204
Size:1362 x 2560 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1365
Category:Cosmology

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