Sign on

SAO/NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service


· Find Similar Abstracts (with default settings below)
· Electronic Refereed Journal Article (HTML)
· Full Refereed Journal Article (PDF/Postscript)
· arXiv e-print (arXiv:1601.00329)
· On-line Data
· References in the article
· Citations to the Article (266) (Citation History)
· Refereed Citations to the Article
· SIMBAD Objects (47)
· NED Objects (1)
· Also-Read Articles (Reads History)
·
· Translate This Page
Title:
The Dark Energy Survey: more than dark energy - an overview
Authors:
Dark Energy Survey Collaboration; Abbott, T.; Abdalla, F. B.; Aleksic, J.; Allam, S.; Amara, A.; Bacon, D.; Balbinot, E.; Banerji, M.; Bechtol, K.; Benoit-Lévy, A.; Bernstein, G. M.; Bertin, E.; Blazek, J.; Bonnett, C.; Bridle, S.; Brooks, D.; Brunner, R. J.; Buckley-Geer, E.; Burke, D. L.; Caminha, G. B.; Capozzi, D.; Carlsen, J.; Carnero-Rosell, A.; Carollo, M.; Carrasco-Kind, M.; Carretero, J.; Castander, F. J.; Clerkin, L.; Collett, T.; Conselice, C.; Crocce, M.; Cunha, C. E.; D'Andrea, C. B.; da Costa, L. N.; Davis, T. M.; Desai, S.; Diehl, H. T.; Dietrich, J. P.; Dodelson, S.; Doel, P.; Drlica-Wagner, A.; Estrada, J.; Etherington, J.; Evrard, A. E.; Fabbri, J.; Finley, D. A.; Flaugher, B.; Foley, R. J.; Fosalba, P.; Frieman, J.; García-Bellido, J.; Gaztanaga, E.; Gerdes, D. W.; Giannantonio, T.; Goldstein, D. A.; Gruen, D.; Gruendl, R. A.; Guarnieri, P.; Gutierrez, G.; Hartley, W.; Honscheid, K.; Jain, B.; James, D. J.; Jeltema, T.; Jouvel, S.; Kessler, R.; King, A.; Kirk, D.; Kron, R.; Kuehn, K.; Kuropatkin, N.; Lahav, O.; Li, T. S.; Lima, M.; Lin, H.; Maia, M. A. G.; Makler, M.; Manera, M.; Maraston, C.; Marshall, J. L.; Martini, P.; McMahon, R. G.; Melchior, P.; Merson, A.; Miller, C. J.; Miquel, R.; Mohr, J. J.; Morice-Atkinson, X.; Naidoo, K.; Neilsen, E.; Nichol, R. C.; Nord, B.; Ogando, R.; Ostrovski, F.; Palmese, A.; Papadopoulos, A.; Peiris, H. V.; Peoples, J.; Percival, W. J.; Plazas, A. A.; Reed, S. L.; Refregier, A.; Romer, A. K.; Roodman, A.; Ross, A.; Rozo, E.; Rykoff, E. S.; Sadeh, I.; Sako, M.; Sánchez, C.; Sanchez, E.; Santiago, B.; Scarpine, V.; Schubnell, M.; Sevilla-Noarbe, I.; Sheldon, E.; Smith, M.; Smith, R. C.; Soares-Santos, M.; Sobreira, F.; Soumagnac, M.; Suchyta, E.; Sullivan, M.; Swanson, M.; Tarle, G.; Thaler, J.; Thomas, D.; Thomas, R. C.; Tucker, D.; Vieira, J. D.; Vikram, V.; Walker, A. R.; Wechsler, R. H.; Weller, J.; Wester, W.; Whiteway, L.; Wilcox, H.; Yanny, B.; Zhang, Y.; Zuntz, J.
Affiliation:
AA(), AB(Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile), AC(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), AD(Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain), AE(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), AF(Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland), AG(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), AH(Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK), AI(Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK), AJ(Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), Madison, WI 53703, USA; Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA), AK(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France), AL(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA), AM(Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France), AN(Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA), AO(Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), AP(Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK), AQ(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), AR(Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA; National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Figure, IL 61801, USA), AS(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), AT(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), AU(ICRA, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, CEP 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, I-44122 Ferrara, Italy), AV(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), AW(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), AX(Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), AY(Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zurich, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland), AZ(National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Figure, IL 61801, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA), BA(Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain; Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), BB(Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), BC(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), BD(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), BE(School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK), BF(Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), BG(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA), BH(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), BI(Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), BJ(School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia), BK(Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany), BL(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), BM(Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany), BN(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA), BO(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), BP(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), BQ(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), BR(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), BS(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), BT(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), BU(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), BV(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), BW(Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA), BX(Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), BY(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA), BZ(Instituto de Física Teórica IFT-UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain), CA(Institut de Ciències de l'Espai, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain), CB(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), CC(Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK), CD(Department of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, 501 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain), CE(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), CF(National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Figure, IL 61801, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA), CG(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), CH(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), CI(Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland), CJ(Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA), CK(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA), CL(Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile), CM(Department of Physics and Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA), CN(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), CO(Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA), CP(School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia), CQ(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), CR(Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA), CS(Australian Astronomical Observatory, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia), CT(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), CU(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), CV(George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA), CW(Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Departamento de Física Matemática, Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 66318, CEP 05314-970 São Paulo, Brazil), CX(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), CY(Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), CZ(ICRA, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas, Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, CEP 22290-180, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil), DA(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), DB(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), DC(George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA), DD(Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA), DE(Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK), DF(Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA), DG(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), DH(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), DI(Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain), DJ(Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany), DK(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), DL(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), DM(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), DN(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), DO(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), DP(Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), DQ(Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK), DR(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), DS(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK; School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, 6 Diogenis Str., Engomi, 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus), DT(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), DU(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), DV(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), DW(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA), DX(Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK), DY(Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland), DZ(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pevensey Building, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK), EA(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), EB(Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA), EC(Department of Physics, University of Arizona, 1118 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA), ED(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), EE(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), EF(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA), EG(Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain), EH(Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain), EI(Instituto de Física, UFRGS, Caixa Postal 15051, Porto Alegre, RS 91501-970, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), EJ(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), EK(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), EL(Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain), EM(Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg 510, Upton, NY 11973, USA), EN(School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK), EO(Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile), EP(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), EQ(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20921-400, Brazil), ER(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), ES(Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA), ET(School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK), EU(National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA), EV(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), EW(Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA), EX(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK; South East Physics Network (www.sepnet.ac.uk), UK), EY(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA), EZ(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), FA(Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA; National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Figure, IL 61801, USA; Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA), FB(Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA), FC(Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile), FD(Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, PO Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA), FE(Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany), FF(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), FG(Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK), FH(Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK), FI(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA), FJ(Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA), FK(Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK)
Publication:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 460, Issue 2, p.1270-1299 (MNRAS Homepage)
Publication Date:
08/2016
Origin:
OUP
Astronomy Keywords:
surveys, minor planets, asteroids: general, supernovae: general, Galaxy: general, galaxies: general, quasars: general
Abstract Copyright:
2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI:
10.1093/mnras/stw641
Bibliographic Code:
2016MNRAS.460.1270D

Abstract

This overview paper 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 4 m 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 characterize dark energy and dark matter, and to test alternative models of gravity; these goals will be pursued by studying large-scale structure, cluster counts, weak gravitational lensing and Type Ia supernovae. However, DES also provides a rich data set which allows us to study many other aspects of astrophysics. In this paper, we focus on additional science with DES, emphasizing areas where the survey makes a difference with respect to other current surveys. The paper illustrates, using early data (from `Science Verification', and from the first, second and third seasons of observations), what DES can tell us about the Solar system, the Milky Way, galaxy evolution, quasars and other topics. In addition, we show that if the cosmological model is assumed to be Lambda+cold dark matter, then important astrophysics can be deduced from the primary DES probes. Highlights from DES early data include the discovery of 34 trans-Neptunian objects, 17 dwarf satellites of the Milky Way, one published z > 6 quasar (and more confirmed) and two published superluminous supernovae (and more confirmed).
Bibtex entry for this abstract   Preferred format for this abstract (see Preferences)


Find Similar Abstracts:

Use: Authors
Title
Keywords (in text query field)
Abstract Text
Return: Query Results Return    items starting with number
Query Form
Database: Astronomy
Physics
arXiv e-prints