What did the original creation look like?
Advances in computer technology can help astronomers to transform a cosmic clock. Earlier this year, Japanese astronomers applied ATERUI II, a state-of-the-art computer imaging system, to recreate the sky’s appearance during the Big Bang era.
ATERUI II assists researchers cosmic inflation—The theory that the original universe grew significantly from one minute to the next. Astronomers agree that such expansion would cause significant differences in the size of objects that would affect both galaxies and their origin.
Comparing the 4,000 specimens of the original universe — all with varying degrees of density — than the real thing, scientists may delay and ask why some parts of the universe contain natural phenomena while others are barren.
Masato Shirasaki, An assistant professor at Japan’s National Astronomical Observatory said that this question would be impossible to answer without these simulations. The project requires a large amount of data storage (approximately 10 terabytes, equivalent to 22,000 shares a Game of Thrones).
The Shirasaki team developed an example of how nature is thought to have evolved and applied it to any image to see the results that may be as close to what it looks today. This approach made it easier to observe the physics of cosmic declining prices.
Over the next few years, Shirasaki’s methods may help to shorten the screening time needed for future experiments such as SPHEREx, a two-year 2024 spacecraft project involving a spacecraft orbiting nearly 300 million galaxies across space. With the advent of computers, our understanding of celestial bodies is expanding, little by little.