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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% ofmore » 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.« 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: ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ; universe ; physics ; dark ; matter ; simulation ; cosmic ; particles
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27