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3-D Simulation of Turbulence in Protoplanetary Disks

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Caption: A short animation showing how turbulent forces (the Coriolis Effect and vertical shear) mix up the layers of dust and gas orbiting young stars. This animation is taken from Joseph Barranco's 3-D simulations of turbulence in protoplanetary disks. Deep red indicates dust-rich gas. Deep blue indicates pure gas.

Credit: Joseph Barranco

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