Contact: Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Caption: These visible-light images compare an actual photograph of the sky (left) taken with the Hubble Space Telescope to a simulated view (right) generated by the Illustris simulation. The simulation accurately reproduces the sizes, types, and colors of galaxies in the universe.
Credit: NASA / Illustris Collaboration
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