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From insideHPC, Jan. 9, 2019: After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloging hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey finishes taking data on Jan. 9. The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois will continue refining and serving this data for use by scientists into 2021.

From estrella digital, Jan. 9, 2019: Los astrofísicos que han participado en el proyecto Dark Energy Survey han finalizado hoy la toma de datos para cartografiar con un detalle sin precedentes una octava parte del cielo, tras seis años de trabajos en los que han acumulado datos de más de 300 millones de galaxias lejanas.

From Quanta, Jan. 9, 2019: Fermilab scientist Alex Drlica-Wagner comments on dark matter in this article on a paradoxical problem in astronomy: New surveys have allowed astronomers to find more satellite galaxies that had previously been hidden. At the same time, updated computer simulations predicted the existence of far fewer galaxies than their predecessors did.

From CNN, Jan. 3, 2019: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln discusses NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and Ultima Thule, a frigid, snowman-shaped block of ice located about 4 billion miles from the sun.

From Syracuse University, Jan. 2, 2019: A group at Syracuse University has led the U.S. effort to build two major components for Fermilab’s Short-Baseline Near Detector, an upcoming experiment to study neutrinos. The components have been shipped to Fermilab.

From The New York Times, Dec. 21, 2018: The largest machine ever built is shutting down for two years of upgrades. Take an immersive tour of the collider and study the remnants of a Higgs particle in augmented reality.

From Big Think, Dec. 19, 2018: Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln comments on the theory of loop quantum gravity applied to black holes, the subject of two papers that go against the previous theories that predicted the center of a black hole to feature a point of infinite density called a singularity.