New Simulation Asks: Is This How Our Universe Formed?

Do you ever wonder how our universe formed? There are many theories and speculations that have been brought to the public consciousness, and while some are generally more accepted than others, the truth is, we don’t really know how our universe came about. Yet, as technology today develops and scientists gain access to a wider range of tools to explore the secrets of our beginnings, new findings shed further light on the history of the universe.

Following on the heels of the largest 3D map of the universe to be created to date, scientists at Harvard have created a partial simulation of the life of the universe. A minute long video modelling thousands of individual stars and galaxies are displayed and participate in unison across a time span of billions of years. The program used to create the simulation utilized what is called an Arepo, a new software for cosmological simulations in galaxy formation.

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Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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