July 7, 2014
Simulation Of The Reionization Of The Universe
[ Read the Article: Solving The Long-standing Mystery Surrounding The Evolution Of Galaxies ]
This volume rendering shows the gradual reionization of a typical patch of the universe. The blue regions show the heated and ionized regions around galaxies. These grow as the galaxies grow, eventually merging together to completely ionize the universe. The field of view of the cube is about 200 million light-years, and the calculation shows the first billion years of the universe.
Simulation Credit: Marcelo Alvarez (CITA), Tom Abel (Stanford) Visualization Credit: Marcelo Alvarez, Ralf Kaehler (Stanford), Tom Abel