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ToSeek
2005-Jun-27, 04:44 PM
A Code for the Heavens (http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050627_virgo_sim.html)


A highly detailed computer model has captured the birth of galaxies and giant black holes. It lets astronomers follow the subsequent growth of these massive structures in the largest cosmological simulation to date.

The so-called "Millennium Run" took 28 days of intense computation to generate its 25 terabytes (25 trillion bytes) of data. The simulation named after the 2000-time-frame in which the idea was conceived tracks the evolution of matter inside a cube 2 billion light-years on a side.

But did they do it in less than 12 parsecs?

George
2005-Jun-27, 06:42 PM
I wanta say you've been ToSeeked, as I have seen this here, I think. It appeared in Nature on June 2nd.

[edit...I found it. Some character named ToSeek brought this to our attention already. :) Your post was.... here (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=479669#479669) ]

Meteora
2005-Jun-28, 05:37 AM
I wanta say you've been ToSeeked, as I have seen this here, I think. It appeared in Nature on June 2nd.

[edit...I found it. Some character named ToSeek brought this to our attention already. :) Your post was.... here (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=479669#479669) ]

You mean....

ToSeek was...

ToSeeked? :o

ToSeek
2005-Jun-28, 02:37 PM
ToSeek was ToSeeked by ToSeek. :oops:

tofu
2005-Jun-28, 07:05 PM
I'll be very interested to read the Nature article on this. I don't understand how they can simulate black holes. The article linked to says that the simulation only models dark matter, not things like stars. So, without stars how are black holes formed in the simulation?

George
2005-Jun-28, 08:26 PM
ToSeek was ToSeeked by ToSeek. :oops:
Of course, it would be TooSick ToThink ToSeek meant ToBe ToSeeked TooSoon when ToSeek was ToSeeked by ToSeek. Right? #-o