Globular Cluster Simulation

A simulation of a globular cluster, a type of star cluster that consists of up to several million old Population II stars gravitationally bound in a spherical shape. In order to compute the interactions of these stars within the cluster, an N-body problem must be solved: if there are N stars in the cluster, each of the stars interact with N-1 other stars. Simulation results have shown that the stars in a globular cluster can take unusual paths, forming loops, falling directly towards the core, and sometimes even gaining enough velocity to escape the cluster.

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NASA & ESA

About the Video

Id:gcluster_dome
Release date:8 February 2017, 14:14
Duration:01 m 14 s

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Category:Fulldome
Star Clusters

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