Dark Energy Camera image of distant galaxies
This image taken by the Dark Energy Camera provides a glimpse of distant galaxies and helps determine their 3D distribution in the cosmos. Nearly every single object in this image is a galaxy but some exceptions include a few dozen asteroids and a few handfuls of stars in foreground in our own Milky Way.
[NOIRLab is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the NOIRLab news story Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at the universe’s evolution. (Date image taken: 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 1, 2021)
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