The Bolshoi simulation--one billion light-years across
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The Bolshoi simulation--one billion light-years across
This image shows the distribution of dark matter according to a recent supercomputer simulation. For an explanation of why the dark matter distribution looks so filamentary, see FAQ-12. Image: Anatoly Klypin, Stefan Gottlöber, and Joel R. Primack. [Source: http://astronomy.nmsu.edu/aklypin/Bolshoi/pictures.html]


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