Universe re-created in computer simulation
Most detailed model of cosmos reproduces distribution of galaxies
By Christopher Crockett, 12:16 PM May 7, 2014
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“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,” said Carl Sagan, “you must first invent the universe.” A new simulation of the evolution of the universe, called the Illustris Project, is a start. Led by Mark Vogelsberger, an astrophysicist at MIT, Illustris is the most detailed and comprehensive simulation of the universe to date and produces a cosmos that looks similar to today’s.
“The only way we can learn about the universe is to observe it through telescopes,” says Vogelsber...
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