The Blueprints

This simulation is an approximation of what the Universe might look like on the largest scales. Stars form into galaxies, galaxies into clusters, and clusters into superclusters, which are represented by the brightest blue points. The so-called “Cosmic Web” between the clusters and superclusters as spindly filaments of galactic material and dark matter stretching across the otherwise empty space.

This fully spherical 360 x 180 degree virtual reality view was produced by CLUES (Constrained Local UniversE Simulations) and shows this large-scale structure running in all directions. Use the arrows on the widget in the upper left to tilt and pan the point of view looking into the Universe.

Video Credit: CLUES
License: Creative Commons

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