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Images showing the simulation - 3 different figures depict glowing pink and purple tendrils against the black background of space. In the third, 2 yellow-white orbs are labelled 'MW' for Milky Way and M31.
At the very centre of the simulation (and our own Universe) is the Milky Way galaxy, and our
nearest massive neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy (known as M31).
Dr Stuart McAlpine