Cosmoview Episode 70: Nearly Two Million Galaxies, Quasars, and Stars Contained in DESI Early Data Release

Nearly two million objects, including distant galaxies, quasars, and stars, comprise the early data release from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. These data will help researchers study the expansion history of the Universe in unprecedented detail and explore other frontier areas of astrophysical research. DESI is funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by Berkeley Lab.


KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/DOE/LBL/N. Bartmann/D. Kirkby/DESI collaboration

Music: Stellardrone - Airglow

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Release date:June 13, 2023, 5 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2317
Duration:01 m 24 s
Frame rate:29.97

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