New Simulation Improves Ideas of Galaxy Formation - Universe Today
A new simulation of galaxy formation developed at the University of Chicago does a much better job of predicting what astronomers actually see when they look through their telescopes. The simulation is based on an extension of the Big Bang theory called the "cold dark matter theory" that describes how early galaxies collided and merged to create the different objects we see today. Dwarf galaxies which orbit larger galaxies seem to be a key to this process.