This amazing cosmic visualizations has been released by researchers of Durham University, UK.
Two scientists and a researcher at the Institute for Computational Cosmology, part of the University of Durham’s Physics Department, have generated a 3D animation that allows you to see the universe, as we currently know it.
Using the data, the three were able to create a virtual representation of the known universe. The fly-through accurately shows the positions of galaxies, to scale, although the galaxy images have been deliberately enlarged to make them more visible.
The galactic visualizations are the part of a new research, showing that galaxies in ‘vast empty regions’ of the Universe that scientists call voids aren’t just haphazardly thrown together but ‘aligned into delicate strings’.
These strings of matter are called ‘tendrils‘. They appear linked together in intricate patterns, according to research by the University of Western Australia. (Intricate, delicate — those words sound poetic rather than belonging to physics and cosmology, don’t they?)
- The Anglo-Australian Telescope;
- The VLT Survey Telescope;
- The Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy;
- The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder;
- The Herschel Space Observatory;
- The Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
Video is courtesy of Durham University / ICRAR: