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Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a faint cosmic gamma-ray glow.
What they learned could lead to a better understanding of how ionizing radiation can damage material systems, including cells.
Just as engineers once compressed some of the power of room-sized mainframes into desktop PCs, so too have the researchers shown how to pack some of the punch delivered by today’s ginormous particle accelerators onto a tiny silicon chip.
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.