- The simulation, called BlueTides, shows the existence of flat, disk-shaped galaxies just 500 million years after the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago.
- This result surprised the scientists, who believed that the early universe would be predominantly chaos and disorder that was incapable of these large, complex structures.
- Due to evolving technology, BlueTides is 100 times larger than previous simulations, which only made predictions for smaller and clumpier galaxies of the time. If telescope data matches the BlueTides simulation, the researchers state that they will have strong evidence for the cold dark matter theory.
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