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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The Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment. It will use an upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope, along with a suite of spectrographs known as VIRUS, to map a section of the universe as it existed 9 billion to 11 billion years ago. It will map one million galaxies or more and measure their motion through space, providing a probe of the nature of dark energy.

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