The images are for a simulation with all three feedback processes included, and a giant region of ionized hydrogen created by the ionizing radiation can be seen in the ionized hydrogen (H+) and Hα images. © MPA
To understand which physical processes produce the ISM and star formation observed in galaxies, it is crucial to run complex simulations that include all important ingredients, which are at work simultaneously in complex star forming regions. The simulations of the SILCC collaboration are therefore an important step forward in this endeavor.
Thomas Peters and Thorsten Naab for the SILCC collaboration
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