An amazing simulation of our Milky Way [Video]

Space, the final frontier, well okay maybe I’m getting a little carried away there but for as long as man has realized that our planet is only a part of a larger galaxy, the Milky Way, they have wondered how it was originally created.

Now some astrophysicists at the University of Zurich and the University of California at Santa Cruz have managed to create an amazing simulation of what happened billions of years ago to create what we know of as the Milky Way galaxy.

“The simulation follows the interaction of more than 60 million particles of dark matter and gas,” says Piero Madau from the University of California in Santa Cruz, leader of the study conducted with Javiera Guedes from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Zurich.

via Geeks are Sexy

Here is a two-minute video of that simulation.