What did the Big Bang look like?
Scientists at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, have recreated the “Cosmic Dawn” – the formation of the first big galaxies in the Universe.
“We are effectively looking back in time and by doing so we hope to learn how galaxies like our own were made and to understand more about dark matter. The presence of dark matter is the key to building galaxies – without dark matter we wouldn’t be here today,” Alvaro Orsi, a research postgraduate in Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology tells Science Daily
The green depicts “dark matter”, which is believed to make up 80 percent of the universe.
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