We can see innumerable stars and galaxies in the cosmos today, but how much stuff is there?

The inquiry is simple enough; the solution, however, is proving to be extremely perplexing. 

Joop Schaye, a professor at the Netherlands' Leiden University and a co-author of the three new FLAMINGO project investigations, said in a statement. 

A new computer simulation that traces how all parts of the cosmos — ordinary matter, dark matter, and dark energy — evolve according to physics laws could be useful.

The stunning images virtually depict galaxies and clusters of galaxies developing in the universe, fueled by the so-called cosmic web.

This web is the universe's greatest structure, made up of filaments consisting of both regular and baryonic matter.

"Although dark matter dominates gravity, the contribution of ordinary matter can no longer be ignored,"

Joop Schaye, a professor at the Netherlands' Leiden University and a co-author of the three new FLAMINGO project investigations, said in a statement.

That is the argument concerning the distribution of matter in the universe.

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