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The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

Henize 70 superbubble

Henize 70 is a superbubble of hot expanding gas about 300 light-years across that is located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of the Milky Way galaxy.

Credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT, ESO

In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer.

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