It seems like we might have misjudged how many neighboring galaxies we have. New calculations show that the cosmos might be a vacant place than we imagined. So what about Hubble? What about images taken by Hubble Telescope? Well, since the Hubble launched, we’ve been seeing spectacular image of the crowded universe. Most of the images come accompanied by guarantees that what we see in the pictures is just the start. Astronomers have been impatiently estimating at the amount of pale, distant galaxies that they can’t see. Lurkers certainly outnumbered observable galaxies. Recent simulations by Blue Waters, a supercomputer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications show that that isn’t the situation. Scientists at Michigan State University simulated the creation of the initial universe.
[Source: The Astrophysical Journal Letters]