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Far Out Exhibit at FermiLab

The photos in a new FermiLab exhibit may seem far out, and that’s because they are.

The “Art of Darkness” display shows off images from their dark energy camera. Created by FermiLab in 2004, the camera was mounted on a telescope in Chile in 2012 to take pictures and give us a better view of the sky above.

“The camera was built here on site and is operated by FermiLab so this just seemed like the natural setting to start this exhibit,” said Martin Murphy, an Accelerator Ops Specialist at FermiLab.

The camera is only able to take a photo one color at a time, and then the images are layered to present a lifelike picture.

Snapshots in the exhibit give us a peek into galaxies, galaxy clusters and even comets.

You can take a look at the pictures from now until April 29th at FermiLab.

Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale Reports.


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