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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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A team of astronomers led by Federica Govoni at the (http://www.inaf.it/en) Italian National Institute for Astrophysics  who discovered it say the "ridge" is believed to be part of the cosmic web. The cosmic web marks the distribution of dark matter, which can only be detected by its gravitational pull.
Individual projects include" DnA_Design and Architecture's Bamboo Theater; Open Agriculture Initiative's Personal Food Computers; Warka Water's Warka Water Tower; Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit; the ODIN's DIY Bacterial Gene Engineering CRISPR Kit; Michael Strano and Sheila Kennedy's Nanobionic Light-Emitting Plants; MASS Design Group's Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture; Stamen Design's Metagenomic Data Visualization for the Banfield Lab; Modern Meadow's Zoa; Cave Architects' Anthropocene Museum and Kim Albrecht's Visualizing the Cosmic Web.
This "cosmic web" accounts for most of the matter in the universe, whereas galaxies like our own Milky Way make up only a small fraction.
Dark matter connects clusters of galaxies with massive tendrils, forming a cosmic web that serves as an unseen skeleton for the universe.
Caltech's new Cosmic Web Imager has already detected one possible spiral-galaxy-in-the-making that is three times the size of our Milky Way [35].
Below and above or earth and sky are inextricably linked in a cosmic web. If this natural link is disrupted, the disaster of some kind is in the making not far away in the distant future.
The galaxy clusters in this cosmic web don't stay still but rather gravitate (literally) toward the largest members.
Richard Gott's The Cosmic Web chronicles the nearly 100-year quest to understand the anatomy of the universe.
Astronomers from a North East university have played a part in the discovery of the first definite signs of gas in the Cosmic Web.
As a spider woman, she positions herself in a cosmic web.
It also recreated large-scale structures like galaxy clusters and the bubbles and voids of the cosmic web. On the small scale, it accurately recreated the chemistries of individual galaxies.