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Simulation Details 13.8 Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

May 7, 2014 |

Astrophysicists and cosmologists have come up with a new time-lapse simulation of the universe’s evolution that is the most comprehensive and detailed yet. The Illustris simulation, as it’s called, spans 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution and follows thousands of galaxies taking into account gravity, hydrodynamics, cooling, the course of stellar population and other complex Read more…

Heavy Metal Shapes Early Cosmos

Feb 7, 2014 |

Astronomers at the University of Texas have made a series of remarkable discoveries using some of the most powerful supercomputers in existence. Massive numerical …

Theoretical Physicists Still Unraveling Big Bang

Oct 1, 2013 |

It’s one of the most essential questions, which speaks to the very fact of our existence: why is the universe made of matter?

Supercomputer Reveals the Cosmos in a Different Light

Nov 28, 2012 |

Natural and man-made networks appear to mirror the structure of the universe.

Could the Universe Reveal Itself as a Computer Simulation?

Oct 10, 2012 |

If so, who wrote the software?

Pleiades Shines Light on Dark Matter

Oct 3, 2011 |

The Pleiades supercomputer at NASA Ames Research center has enabled one of the largest simulations of galaxy formation.