ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Early galaxies hydrodynamics modelling. Supercomputer model of radiation hydrodynamics in galaxies in the early universe. This simulation has over one billion dark matter and star particles. It uses a flux-limited diffusion solver to explore the radiation hydrodynamics (orange) as galaxies formed in the early universe. This includes the ionizing radiation created by Population III stars. These short-lived, metal-free stars were the first to form, creating the heavier elements that made up later stars (Population I and Population II) and their planets. The results of this modelling were published in 2011.
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