Eye On Weather

67°F
Sponsored by

Researchers delve into space and "Dark Energy"

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI researchers are working on a new project to develop a better idea of what the universe looks like.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- UI researchers are working on a new project to develop a better idea of what the universe looks like. It's called the "Dark Energy Survey." They helped build one of the largest digital cameras in the world. Now, it's set up on top of the Andes Mountains in Chile. That 570-megapixel camera streams video and pictures back to the UI.

One person involved with the project says it's important to take a broad look at space to get a better idea of what's happening out there. The information they learn will help researchers understand why the universe is expanding at a fast rate instead of slowing because of gravity. Experts believe dark energy is the force behind that phenomena.

Page: [[$index + 1]]
comments powered by Disqus

Do You Have a News Tip?


If you have any story ideas or a news tip,  let our news desk know.