Who said that you could not use gaming for scientific purposes? A man playing Minecraft, meaning the best-selling video game of all time, was ingenious enough to recreate our entire observable Universe in it. It looks just as you already imagine it, with all those ‘big stuff’ such as galaxies, black holes, or planets featuring the well-known pixelated graphics that Minecraft fans are passionate about.
YouTube channel ‘ChrisDaCow,’ one that has over 32 thousand subscribers, has shared the new recreation of the Universe in the famous Minecraft game. The man responsible for the achievement claims to have ‘created nearly every structure that formed the very fabric of existence itself,’ while we can all admire the galaxies, a supermassive black hole, stars, and planets:
It’s hard to tell how many hours the ambitious gamer spent on his amazing creation in Minecraft, but we can certainly guess that it didn’t take just a few minutes or hours to build something so complex, even in a video game.
Judging things from an objective position, what astronomers know as the ‘observable’ Universe can actually be millions of times smaller than the entire physical existence surrounding us. This could be possible due to the fact that even light, which has a limited speed, although it’s the fastest one possible, needs time to reach us from very distant regions of the Cosmos. Only after the light emitted by a certain star reaches Earth are astronomers able to see that star with a powerful telescope.
Otherwise, the observable Universe measures over 46 billion light-years in its radius, and it’s home to trillions of galaxies, many more stars, and God knows how many planets. We’re pretty skeptical that the Minecraft player was able to recreate such a structure in a very faithful way, but even so, he surely has got an interesting idea.