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13th of April 2015
Dark matter spanning the simulated universe
by Alan Duffy (Swinburne University of Technology)
The Dark Matter in a simulation 600 million lightyears across. The Dark Matter forms filaments spanning the Universe, known as the Cosmic Web. Galaxies form in the intersection of these filaments, seen as spherical clumps or haloes. New radio telescopes may be able to detect the faint hydrogen gas that lies along this web. This simulation was performed on iVEC's EPIC supercomputer with thanks to ASTAC for the time allocation.

Credits: Paul Bourke (University of Western Australia) and Alan Duffy (Swinburne University of Technology)

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