This image shows a portion of the sky mapped by the Dark Energy Survey. Stellar streams (including ones previously found) can be seen as yellow, blue, and red streaks. | Dark Energy Survey

Dark Energy Survey Finds New Stellar Streams Infiltrating the Milky Way

Sky watchers discovered 11 new streams of stars that are the remnants of nearby galaxies and star clusters absorbed by the Milky Way.

This image shows the full area of sky mapped by the Dark Energy Survey and the 11 newly discovered stellar streams. Four of the streams in this diagram — ATLAS, Molonglo, Phoenix, and Tucana III — were previously known. The others were discovered using the Dark Energy Camera, one of the most powerful astronomical cameras on Earth. | Dark Energy Survey
The Dark Energy Camera is mounted on the Blanco telescope in Chile. | Fermilab
The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile houses the Dark Energy Camera. | Fermilab