New Galaxy Collision Movies

Chris Mihos and Sean Maxwell, Case Western Reserve University

Here are some new MPEG movies of interacting galaxy models. Beware: some are very large -- do not even bother attempting downloads on a slow link!

Major merger with gas (IMAX run):

Cartwheel simulation:

Satellite Merger:

These visualizations were done with Starsplatter, a very nifty rendering package written by Joel Welling at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.