You Can Now Download The Entire Universe On Your Computer For Free

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Have you ever wished to hold the whole world in your own pocket? Luckily for you, this is now possible.  The most extensive and most accurate virtual world ever developed is not available. The simulation was named Uchuu, which translates in Japanese to “outer space.”

Computer models of the entire universe are now a reality. Scientists can observe how elements like dark energy and dark matter contribute to our cosmos, altering various characteristics of the model. It is now possible to download one such simulation on your device, provided you are ready to pay for a pricey hard drive.

“To produce Uchuu, we have used … all 40,200 processors (CPU cores) available exclusively for 48 hours each month. Twenty million supercomputer hours were consumed, and 3 Petabytes of data were generated, the equivalent of 894,784,853 pictures from a 12-megapixel cell phone,” explained Tomoaki Ishiyama, the Chiba University professor who created the code.

The Uchuu model is the world’s most significant and most extensive model created. In 9,6 billion light-years, it comprises 2.1 trillion particles. The simulator depicts the universe’s development over more than 13 billion years. The dynamics of dark matter are thoroughly examined in an evolving cosmos.

Luckily, you may obtain the simulation online without paying a fee to access it. The Uchuu team allows users to adventure in their virtual universe by publishing the data for free on

“The main goal of the Skies and Universes website is to provide access for the astronomical community with results from cosmological simulations. These results are useful on their own to understand processes related to the non-linear evolution of cosmic structures,” reads the website.

The Uchuu model may be utilized by scientists engaging in data mining for scientific purposes, not just as a comprehensive cosmic recreation. Information will become important in the field of astronomy study when huge sky surveys and more models will be developed.

Susan Kowal
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