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This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax Cluster, roughly 65 million light-years from Earth. It is 135,000 light-years in diameter, just slightly larger than the Milky Way galaxy, and contains more than 100 billion stars. On August 15, with its successful first season behind it, the Dark Energy Survey collaboration began its second year of mapping the southern sky in unprecedented detail. Using the Dark Energy Camera, a 570 megapixel imaging device built by the collaboration and mounted on the Victor M. Blanco Telescope in Chile, the survey's five-year mission is to unravel the fundamental mystery of dark energy and its impact on the universe. Along the way, the survey will take some of the most breathtaking pictures of the cosmos ever captured.
Image credit: Dark Energy Survey