Movies

Massive Star Formation Simulations

The following movies show the simulations presented in this work:
An Unstable Truth: How Massive Stars get their Mass

Run LamRT+FLD (hybrid radiative transfer, laminar initial conditions)
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Adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) simulation of the collapse of a 150 M laminar core with 20 AU maximum resolution and hybrid radiative transfer.

Run LamRT+FLD_LR (low resolution comparison run)
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Low resolution AMR simulation of the collapse of a 150 M laminar core with 40 AU maximum resolution and hybrid radiative transfer. Bubble shells are no longer adaptively refined to show that instabilities that develop at bubble shells must be resolved to be able to grow.

Run LamFLD (FLD only comparison run)
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AMR simulation of the collapse of a 150 M laminar core with 20 AU maximum resolution and only uses Flux Limited Diffusion (FLD) approximation for radiative transfer.

Run TurbRT+FLD (hybrid radiative transfer, turbulent initial conditions)
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AMR simulation of the collapse of a 150 M turbulent core with 20 AU maximum resolution and hybrid radiative transfer.

 

 

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