How does the cosmic web?

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How does the cosmic web?

Our seemingly so familiar through the universe is permeated with a giant invisible web that is impossible to detect, see or touch. Despite the fact that the universe is a well ordered structure, obeying fundamental physical laws, there is a place for the mysterious dark matter, which exerts gravitational attraction but does not emit light. So what is the cosmic web and how it can be related ?

What is the cosmic web?

Once upon a time, our universe was much smaller, hotter and denser than it is now. In this rather boring region the density differed from place to place, wherever you went, everything would be about the same as in abandoned your previous point. However, this is extremely monotonous and tiny random differences in density. These spatial anomalies could boast a slightly greater gravitational attraction than everything around them, gradually drawing to itself more matter and becoming more and more over time. Over time the space between increasingly larger objects is empty, tight spots turned into stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, and the space between them turned into huge space of emptiness.

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After 13.8 billion years after the beginning of this ambitious space construction, work on the creation of the Universe is not finished yet. The remains of matter still flows out of the voids, gradually connecting with groups of stars and galaxies. What we have today — it is a complex network of filaments of matter: the cosmic web.

Space network brings together the material of dark matter and “normal” versions of emitting electromagnetic light

The Vast majority of matter in our Universe is dark; she doesn't interact with light or any other matter, which we see as stars, gas clouds and other interesting things. As a result, much of the cosmic web is completely invisible to us. However, in areas where it accumulates , you may notice that the invisible blobs, dragging and a part of ordinary matter. Stretching millions of light years, these thin filaments — the swirls of galaxies to act as huge space motorway that connects the galaxies to each other.

Because Of the enormous size of the space, simulation of an extended object such a long time caused difficulties. However, recently a group of astronomers made a big step forward in mapping our space network, published their findings in January in the database .

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After Studying the catalogue of famous representatives of luminous red galaxies (LRGs) — the oldest galaxies of the Universe, scientists came to the conclusion that the filaments of the cosmic web, coming from these background galaxies can indicate the amount of dark matter. In addition, scientists were able to confirm that the cosmic filaments are not completely dark. Thus, each 351 far have at least one star, able to cover extended cosmic web.

Our universe is completely filled by the mysterious and still unknown substance — dark matter

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