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University of California - Santa Cruz

Simulation Image (Density)

Caption: This is an image from a computer simulation shows a collision of two streams of interstellar gas, leading to gravitational collapse of the gas and the formation of a star cluster at the center. Colors represent the density of interstellar gas (redder indicates greater density).

Credit: Y. Feng and M. Krumholz

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