About a week ago, we published this article, “Astronomers Simulate Universe and Galaxies on Cosmology Machine.” Thanks to contributor Chaos_Dynamics, it’s been brought to my attention that the astronomers working on this project did an AMA on Reddit yesterday. You can read the entire Q&A here.
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I am a layperson, i.e. not a cosmologist. I have a few questions regarding EAGLE:
- Is it based on our universe or is it like an independently evolving universe?
- Does this simulation need human input at regular intervals or is it progressing completely on its own without the need of human interference at any point?
- Can you turn it into an infinitely stretched universe (infinite expanse of space)? Is it a stupid thing to ask?
- How likely is the presence of an earth-like planet there? By ‘earth-like’ I mean a planet that is similar to Earth in its chemical and physical construction.