Astrophysicists report first simulation to create a Milky Way-like galaxy


After nine months of number-crunching on a powerful supercomputer, a beautiful spiral galaxy matching our own Milky Way emerged from a computer simulation of the physics involved in galaxy formation and evolution. The simulation by…

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Notre Dame astrophysicists identify missing fuel for galactic star formation


The Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars, thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas raining down from its halo and intergalactic space. This is the conclusion of a new study by…

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