cosmic web


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cosmic web

n
(Astronomy) a network of filaments of dark matter, believed by many astronomers to form the basis of the universe
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Below and above or earth and sky are inextricably linked in a cosmic web.
Woven into this cosmic web are clues to two major cosmic mysteries: dark matter, the invisible stuff that permeates galaxies and the spaces between them, and dark energy, which is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.
One theory refers to the cosmic web and the (http://www.
The galaxy clusters in this cosmic web don't stay still but rather gravitate (literally) toward the largest members.
The original goal of the study was to analyse the gaseous components of the Universe on the largest scales; a structure sometimes referred to as the cosmic web, in which quasars form bright nodes 1 .
Richard Gott's The Cosmic Web chronicles the nearly 100-year quest to understand the anatomy of the universe.
It also recreated large-scale structures like galaxy clusters and the bubbles and voids of the cosmic web.
Katherine Hayles's The Cosmic Web (1986) and Floyd Merrell's Unthinking Thinking (1991).
This last servicing will also deliver two new instrumentsCothe Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (which will explore the cosmic web in extreme ultraviolet frequencies) and the Wide Field Camera 3 (which will allow the telescope to C[pounds sterling]seeC[yen] across the light spectrum from ultraviolet to optical and infrared).
Superclusters are the largest coherent structures in the Cosmic Web.
Scientists believe that understanding the origin and nature of FRBs could even provide invaluable information about the cosmic web - the swirling, diffuse and faint web of gases and magnetic fields that exists between galaxies, and which is completely invisible to optical and most radio telescopes.
And these vast, dark-matter-only simulations have managed to mimic in stunning detail the intricacy and scale of the cosmic web, the large-scale invisible structure of galaxy clusters that fills the universe.