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Scientists Release Most Accurate Simulation of the Universe to Date


“Bolshoi” supercomputer simulation provides new benchmark for cosmological studies

The Bolshoi supercomputer simulation, the most accurate and detailed large cosmological simulation run to date, gives physicists and astronomers a powerful new tool for understanding such cosmic mysteries as galaxy formation, dark matter, and dark energy.

The simulation traces the evolution of the large-scale structure of the universe, including the evolution and distribution of the dark matter halos in which galaxies coalesced and grew. Initial studies show good agreement between the simulation’s predictions and astronomers’ observations.

Full Story: http://www.astronews.us/2011-09-30-1225.html

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