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The Missing Matter

cosmic filaments

These frames simulate the evolution of large-scale structures in the universe, including galaxy clusters and cosmic filaments. The frames show the evolution of structures from 140 million light years ago (left) to the present day (right). Simulations performed at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications by Andrey Kravtsov (University of Chicago) and Anatoly Klypin (New Mexico State University). Visualisations by Andrey Kravtsov

By Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

Cosmic filaments are the largest structures in the universe, and are the most likely places where the universe’s missing matter resides.

Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is Margaret Clayton Research Fellow at the School of Physics, Monash University.

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