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University of California - Santa Cruz

Simulation Image (Tracer)

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. In this image, the gas streams were labeled with blue and red "tracer dyes," and the purple color indicates thorough mixing of the two gas streams during the collapse.

Credit: Y. Feng and M. Krumholz

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