Take in the beauty of this gravity web that connects galaxies across the universe
Smithsonian Magazine - 04/26/2016
While the concept of the cosmic web has been around for a while, it is a tricky thing to picture. Because these strands are so subtle, it is hard for astrophysicists to directly observe them. Still, scientists have pieced together enough information to develop predictive models of what the cosmic web might look like based on information like gas density, temperature, and the velocity of tens of thousands of galaxies in our universal neighborhood. Now, researchers at Northeastern University’s Center for Complex Network Research have devised an interactive tool to help visualize several 3D models of the cosmic web, David Grossman reports for Popular Mechanics.