ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture

A T N F    D a i l y    A s t r o n o m y    P i c t u r e

15th of April 2015
Simulated dwarf galaxy
by Alan Duffy (Swinburne University of Technology)
A simulated dwarf galaxy forming when the Universe was half its current age. The Dark Matter is in red, the stars in yellow and the gas in blue. Galaxy formation occurs along Dark Matter filaments, and is a violent process of merging of gas clouds, spawning stars deep within their sheltered cores. This simulation was run on the iVEC's EPIC supercomputer with thanks to ASTAC for time allocation.

Credits: Paul Bourke (University of Western Australia), Rob Crain (Liverpool John Moores University), and Alan Duffy (Swinburne University of Technology)

<<   |   archive   |   about   |   today   *   ATNF   |   Parkes   |   ATCA   |   Mopra   |   VLBI   |   ASKAP   |   >>