A project of the Dark Energy Survey collaboration

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Snowflakes

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From bright blue spirals to golden and red ellipsoids, our deep night sky is dotted with nearly innumerable unique galaxies, all teeming with stars and planets. We will use their colors, brightnesses, shapes and even how they are distributed throughout the fabric of space-time to uncover the secrets of dark energy. The veritable cornucopia seen in this image is just one example of the pictures we’re taking.

How many galaxies and how many types do you see?  (Galaxies are fuzzy with various shapes, while stars are spherical.)

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