What is a cosmological simulation?

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A cosmological simulation is a comprehensive computer simulation of how the Universe and its galaxies evolves through time.

Just as, with a camera with a certain amount of pixels available, you must choose whether to take a close-up picture with high resolution or a panorame picture with low resolution, a cosmological simulere can choose to focus on simulating accurately either the large-scale structure of the Universets or the individual galaxies.

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