The Digital Demo Room
Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamics Simulator

Galactic Nebula NGC 3603
Credit: Wolfgang Brandner (JPL/IPAC), Eva K. Grebel (Univ. Washington), You-Hua Chu (Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign), and NASA

This simulator allows you to set up a field of particles, varying the strengths of gravitational and magnetic fields and then watching how the cloud evolves. Three different options are available:

Beginner: For those new to hydrodynamics or just curious, this page provides options several pre-selected images. Simply choose the ones you wish to see and compare how differing parameters affect the collapse.

Intermediate: An intermediate level that limits the number of options for the simulator.

Advanced: The full simulator with all options available for the experienced researcher!

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