Sunday, May 30, 2010

Galaxy Collision Simulation

This computer animation visualises the full time evolution of a galaxy collision simulation of two spiral galaxies that host supermassive black holes at their centres. Only the gas distribution in the galaxies is shown. As in the figure, brightness represents gas density while the colour hue indicates gas temperature.

1 comment:

cybrbeast said...

Pretty. I wonder what happens with all the gas that seems to be expelled from the galaxies. Does it float around until it reaches other galaxies, or is it dense enough to form rogue stars, or maybe even dwarf galaxies?