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Title: Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation

An astonishing 99.6% of our Universe is dark. Observations indicate that the Universe consists of 70% of a mysterious dark energy and 25% of a yet-unidentified dark matter component, and only 0.4% of more »the remaining ordinary matter is visible. Understanding the physics of this dark sector is the foremost challenge in cosmology today. Sophisticated simulations of the evolution of the Universe play a crucial task in this endeavor. This movie shows an intermediate stage in a large simulation of the distribution of matter in the Universe, the so-called cosmic web, accounting for the influence of dark energy. The simulation is evolving 1.1 trillion particles. The movie shows a snapshot of the Universe when it was 1.6 billion years old. Credits: Science: Hal Finkel, Salman Habib, Katrin Heitmann, Kalyan Kumaran, Vitali Morozov, Tom Peterka, Adrian Pope, Tim Williams, David Daniel, Patricia Fasel, Nicholas Frontiere and Zarija Lukic. Visualization: Mark Herald, Joseph A. Insley, Michael E. Papka and Venkatram Vishwanath« less
Title: Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on the Blue Gene/Q, The Outer Rim Simulation
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Publication Date: 2013-04-24
OSTI Identifier: 1082839
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; ANL ; DARK MATTER ; DARK ENERGY ; COSMIC WEB ; PARTICLES ; COSMOLOGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:00
System Entry Date: 2018-05-25