On the majestic scale, our universe is a web of galaxies tangled together by the gravitational force. Cosmic Web, a new work directed by cosmologists and artists at Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research, provides a roadmap toward comprehending how all of those marvelous clusters of stars link—and the visualizations are magnificent. The images shown below in the video, represent numerous hypothetical architectures for our universe, assembled from data on 24,000 galaxies. By changing the building algorithm, the scientists have designed cosmic webs that link up in several of different techniques; grounded on the size, closeness, and relative velocities of discrete galaxies. You may call it “God View” (or at least I do).
Image Credit: Kim Albrecht
Kim Albrecht, the artist behind the new animation told Gizmodo “Before, the cosmic web was more like a metaphor. This is the first time somebody has made these calculations and thought about it as an actual network.”