Supercomputers solve case of missing galaxies

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) associate professor of theoretical astrophysics Phil Hopkins and Carnegie-Caltech Research Fellow Andrew Wetzel use massive supercomputers to build the most detailed and realistic simulation of galaxy formation ever created. The results solve a decades-long mystery regarding dwarf galaxies around our Milky Way.

Provided by the California Institute of Technology

Runtime: 3:05

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