July 2018

Galactic wind: The movie

Here’s the video version of a high-resolution, 18-billion-cell simulation of galactic winds created by Cholla hydrodynamic code run on DOE’s Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, an Office of Science user facility. The program calculated a disk-shaped galaxy where supernova explosions near the center of the galaxy drove outflowing galactic winds over the course of 75 million years. Video courtesy of Schneider, Robertson and Thompson via arXiv:1803.01005.