UCO in the News

Recent press releases feature Lick and Keck Observatories and astronomical research at University of California.

2006 Press Releases

Via Lactea, Milky Way Simulation

The most detailed halo simulation to date shows distribution of cold dark matter in 'Via Lactea.' This model demonstrates the cold dark matter halo expected to surround the Milky Way. The area shown is 800 kiloparsec wide, or 2.6 million light years, or about 26 times the diameter of the disk of our Galaxy. Click on image for enlargement.

See 11/20/06 press release for for similar images at other scales and epochs and movies of the halo formation.

Image courtesy of J. Diemand, M. Kuhlen and P. Madau, UC Santa Cruz.

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