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Astrophysicists launch ambitious assessment of galaxy formation simulations
December 10, 2013
One of the most powerful tools for understanding the formation and evolution of galaxies has been the use of computer simulations, numerical models of astrophysical processes run on supercomputers and compared with astronomical observations. Getting computer simulations to produce realistic-looking galaxies has been a challenge, however, and different codes (simulation programs) produce inconsistent results.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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