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The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview

Abbott, Timothy M. C.; Abdalla, Filipe B.; Aleksíc, Jelena; Allam, Sahar S.; Amara, Adam; Bacon, David J.; Balbinot, Eduardo; Banerji, M.; Bechtol, Keith; Benoit-Lévy, Aurélien; ...
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
This overview article describes the legacy prospect and discovery potential of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) beyond cosmological studies, illustrating it with examples from the DES early data. DES is using a wide-field camera (DECam) on the 4m Blanco Telescope in Chile to image 5000 sq deg of the sky in five filters (grizY). By its completion the survey is expected to have generated a catalogue of 300 million galaxies with photometric redshifts and 100 million stars. In addition, a time-domain survey search over 27 sq deg is expected to yield a sample of thousands of Type Ia supernovae and other transients. The main goals of DES are to characterise dark energy an...
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsAstrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics
free text keywords: QB, Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics, Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies, astro-ph.CO, astro-ph.GA, surveys, galaxies, Galaxy, quasars, supernovae, minor plantes, asteroids, RCUK, STFC, /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/cosmology, Cosmology and Gravitation, Galáxias, Mapeamentos astronômicos, Deslocamento para o vermelho, Surveys minor planets, Asteroids general, Supernovae general, Galaxy general, Galaxies general, Quasars general, Space and Planetary Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, surveys – minor planets, asteroids: general – supernovae: general – Galaxy: general – galaxies: general – quasars: general, Library science, European research, Astronomy, European union, media_common.cataloged_instance, media_common, National laboratory, Physics, Fundamental physics, Christian ministry
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NSF| Collaborative Research: The Dark Energy Survey Data Management Operations
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1138766
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
Capitalizing on Gravitational Shear
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 240672
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm and Measuring Neutrino Mass with the Dark Energy Survey
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 291329
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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