One Very Attractive Simulation

Here’s a fascinating physics model by computer artist Mark J. Stock, showing the 3-dimensional movements of 1 million bodies, each given their own gravity:

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One can easily imagine witnessing the birth of galaxies after the Big Bang, millions — even billions — of years passing before your eyes in seconds! It’s amazing how quickly a large “web” structure forms, very much like the structure of galactic superclusters and filaments that are observed to exist in our Universe today.

Mark J. Stock is a talented artist specializing in “computational artwork”. Check out his website here, and see more videos on his YouTube channel.

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7 Comments

  1. Really putting myself out there with this comment, but I just have to say that something about watching this almost brings tears to my eyes.

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    1. J. Major says:

      I know what you mean. The beauty of the structure all coming together is mesmerizing.

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  2. aditya menon says:

    Amazing! But what happens into the future with this model? Do all the bodies collapse together in a giant black hole like physicists predict?

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    1. J. Major says:

      I don’t know. The simulation ends before the Big Crunch…

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  3. Alex Autin says:

    I wanted to see more!

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  4. Jeff Barani says:

    Really stunning !!
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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