• t is the first hydrodynamical simulation, meaning it includes gas as opposed to only dark matter, that reproduces galaxies with mass, size and age similar to those of observed galaxies.
  • EAGLE is one of the largest cosmological simulations, containing 6.8 billion particles and requiring more than one and a half months of computer time on some of the world’s largest supercomputers, the "Cosmology Machine" in Durham and at "Curie" in Paris.
  • The simulations can be used to understand how galaxies like our own are created and what is special about them. In the simulation we can pick an interesting galaxy and then press a button to make time run backwards and see where it came from."

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