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Scientists release most accurate simulation of the universe to date

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Scientists Release Most Accurate Simulation of the Universe to Date

ScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2011) — The Bolshoi supercomputer simulation, the most accurate and detailed large cosmological simulation run to date, gives physicists and astronomers a powerful new tool for understanding such cosmic mysteries as galaxy formation, dark matter, and dark energy.

The simulation traces the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe, including the evolution and distribution of the dark matter halos in which galaxies coalesced and grew. Initial studies show good agreement between the simulation's predictions and astronomers' observations.

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If you didn't feel incredibly small before...
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Even looking at simulations like this one still doesn't effectively communicate the sheer size and scale of the universe around us for me. It's just incomprehensible for our minds to understand the size, distance and time involved. Amazing.
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