News & Updates

17 March 2014
Tracking HET’s Progress

7 October 2013
VIRUS Units Come Together

9 September 2013
Last Look at Sky Before Upgrade

10 May 2013
Mirror Coating Smooths the Way for HET Upgrade

 Dark energy is not only terribly important for astronomy, it's the central problem for physics. It's been the bone in our throat for a long time.”

Steven Weinberg
Nobel Laureate
University of Texas at Austin

 

 

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Glossary

Dark energy

A description of our lack of understanding of how the universe works on the largest scales. It may be a "repulsive" force that is causing the universe to expand faster as it ages, a discrepancy in the laws of gravity, or some other phenomenon.

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Harold C. Simmons Dark Energy Optical System (mock-up)

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