October 27, 2020

Slime Mold Simulations Used to Map Dark Matter Holding Universe Together

The behavior of one of nature’s humblest creatures is helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the universe. There is an uncanny resemblance between the networks single-cell slime molds create to seek food and the vast cobweb structure of filaments gravity builds to tie galaxies and clusters of galaxies together.

Source:: Goddard