Dark Energy Camera

The Dark Energy Camera, built at Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., was mounted on the Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. (Credit: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab.)

Fermilab’s ‘Dark Energy Camera’ One Of The Most Powerful In The World

In each snapshot it takes, more than 1,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away are revealed.


Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth. (Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration)

New Fermilab Camera Helping Look Into Ancient Universe

A powerful new camera built in the Chicago area by Fermilab is turning out pictures that look billions of years into the universe’s past.