Blueprints of the Universe

This incredible simulation gives us an idea of what the Universe might look like on the largest scales. Stars form into galaxies, galaxies into clusters, and clusters into superclusters, which are represented by the brightest blue points. Between the clusters and superclusters exists the so-called "Cosmic Web", spindly filaments of galactic material and dark matter which stretch across the otherwise empty chasms.

Here, a fully spherical 360 x 180 degree Virtual Reality view from CLUES (Constrained Local UniversE Simulations) shows this large-scale structure running in all directions, allowing the viewer to see the very blueprints of the Universe in which we live.

Also see the fulldome version of this simulation.

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CLUES - Constrained Local Universe Evolution Simulation

SCIENCE ADVISORS
Dr. Joel Primack - University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. Anatoly Klypin - New Mexico State University
Dr. Stefan Gottlöber - Astrophysical Institute Potsdam

CLUES - VISUALIZATION
Chris Henze - Advanced Supercomputing Division - NASA Ames Research Center
Nina McCurdy - Outreach Coordinator - University of California Santa Cruz
Dr. Mark SubbaRao - Adler Planetarium
Patrick McPike - Adler Planetarium

CLUES - ADLER SHOW INTEGRATION
Dr. Doug Roberts - Adler Planetarium
Mark Paternostro - Adler Planetarium

About the Video

Id:cluesAdler-cylindrical
Release date:11 October 2016, 12:41
Duration:02 m 32 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Galaxy cluster, Galaxy Filament
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters

Cylindrical


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