Supercomputers Show Milky Way Formation


If you can stand the cheesy 80’s synthesizer soundtrack, this video created by astrophysicists from the University of Zurich and astronomers from the University of California at Santa Cruz, show how the Milk Way was possibly formed. The animation shows the galactic center stars speed up over time and also provides a visual clue that we are in a ‘quiet period’ with negligible accretion of extra-galactic gasses occurring now.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *