Computer simulation of star formation in MACS1149-JD1

This computer graphics movie shows the probable star formation history in the galaxy MACS1149-JD1. The self-gravity of matter creates filamentary structures and the density at the intersections of the filaments increases. Around 200 million years after the Big Bang, active star formation ignites in the high density regions, which leads to the formation of galaxies. The gas in the galaxy is blown off by active stellar wind and supernovae, then the gas returns to the galaxy and causes another burst of star formation.

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ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)

About the Video

Id:eso1815c
Release date:16 May 2018, 19:00
Related releases:eso1815
Duration:33 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:MACS1149-JD1
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Category:Galaxies

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