Starlight (Observed) - The “Latte” View


This shows a mock three-color image (u/g/r bands) of what this galaxy would look like in visible light wavelengths. Blue regions are young star clusters which have blown away the gas and dust out of which they formed. Red regions are obscured by large amounts of dust. This version of the movie was made from the “Latte” simulations by Andrew Wetzel — it’s the same galaxy and initial conditions as the other movies in this library, but simulated at an order-of-magnitude better resolution (mass resolution for the gas and stars of 7000 solar masses).

© Philip Hopkins 2015