NOIRLab Mirror: Issue 05

On the cover

In this montage, the background image is a visual representation of the galaxies observed during the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Survey Validation and published in the first DESI Data Release. The "rays" represent different lines of sight along which the galaxy redshifts were measured, showing the clustering of galaxies with distance. In the foreground, an image of the Mayall 4-meter Telescope on Kitt Peak showing DESI mounted on the top end of the telescope. See the collection of Science Highlights that focus on Dark Energy research at NOIRLab. 


Background: David Kirkby, UC Irvine; Foreground Image: NSF’s NOIRLab/DOE photograph by P. Marenfeld (NSF’s NOIRLab); Montage: Joy Pollard (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the The Mirror

Release date:Aug. 28, 2023, 11:58 a.m.


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