Eerie similarities unite vastly different scientific ideas in sometimes utterly surprising ways. One of these similarities may have allowed scientists to recreate the expanding universe – on a countertop.
Ever wanted to see what our universe looked like moments after the Big Bang? Good luck — it would take your desktop computer more than 2000 years to complete. Luckily, researchers just published findings from the first ultra-realistic simulation of our universe’s growth. And it covers 13 billion years.