[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Steve Koppes
University of Chicago

Bit of a Stretch

Caption: This simulation portrays the distortions in space and time at the subatomic scale, the result of quantum fluctuations occurring continuously throughout the universe. Near the end of the simulation, cosmic inflation begins to stretch space-time to the cosmic proportions of the universe.

Credit: Courtesy of Scott Dodelson, Fermilab/University of Chicago

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: Cosmologists aim to observe first moments of universe

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]