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Supercomputers Simulate the Universe in Unprecedented Detail
"Supercomputing power has increased enough for a team from MIT to create a simulation called Illustris that can handle all the elements in the 330 million light-year span, including things like stars, galaxies, and black holes. This new model traced the evolution of dark matter, dark energy, gas, and dust starting around 12 million years after the Big Bang. Results from this simulation were presented in an article in Nature on May 7."