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Michael Norman on-camera: text

Numerical cosmology simulations are very computer intensive. You take a large chunck of the unierse and you subdivide it into little volumes and then you envolve the equations for the hydrodynamics, the dark matter, and the gravitational forces in each of those little volumes. the more cells, as they're called, the better you can describe the evolution of this chunk of universe, the more detailed you can get about the resulting distribution of galaxies.


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