The Emergent Universe

In a previous post I asked what you thought this was:

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Here is the same system at different resolutions (lowest to highest):

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Yes, it’s the structure of the universe once you add in various different kinds of information, including cosmic background radiation, dark matter, etc.  The last image features individual galaxies.  To see how these visualizations were constructed, watch George Smoot’s talk.

What strikes me about these images is how organic the universe seems.  Indeed, if you watch the talk, you will get a glimpse of how the structure of the universe emerges via principles that are similar to (if not identical) to how organic life forms emerge.