It’s filamentary: How galaxies evolve in the cosmic web

20 noviembre 2014

How do galaxies like our Milky Way form, and just how do they evolve? Are galaxies affected by their surrounding environment? Astronomers now proposes some answers. The researchers highlight the role of the ‘cosmic web’ — a large-scale web-like structure comprised of galaxies — on the evolution of galaxies that took place in the distant universe, a few billion years after the Big Bang.