Astrophysicists simulate gas circulation in universe

Stellar development and death are accompanied by powerful flashes that indicate the birth of a supernova. These explosions cause impressive emissions of gas in the space between galaxies. Until today, researchers have not been able to thoroughly analyze the process and understand what mechanisms underlie the gas circulation in space.
The Pleiades supercomputer came to the rescue of astrophysicists. It allowed them to simulate gases moving around over 13 billion years.
According to scientists, unlike galaxies, gaseous matter itself is not a source of much light. One of the ways to find a cloud of gas in space is to measure how the gas absorbs light from a bright source. The powerful NASA computer was used to interpret the information received.
Researchers translated the results of the study into a video that shows gas ‘travelling’ in the vacuum of space.


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