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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Realistic Milky Way Simulation Achieved

An amazing video created by the University of Zurich posted today via Io9's article:
"Astrophysicists Produce First Realistic Simulation of Milky Way’s Formation"
"For almost 20 years astrophysicists have been trying to recreate the formation of spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way realistically. Now astrophysicists from the University of Zurich present the world's first realistic simulation of the formation of our home galaxy together with astronomers from the University of California at Santa Cruz. The new results were partly calculated on the computer of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) and show, for instance, that there has to be stars on the outer edge of the Milky Way." 
-YouTube Description



Video Credit: University of Zurich, University of California, YouTube User cscsch

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