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Protoplanetary Disk Simulation

Volumetric 3D visualization in Blender of a Protoplanetary Disk astrophysical simulation.
After a star is born, the remaining gas and dust forms a disk around it. In this protoplanetary disk is where planets are formed. Using numerical simulations astronomers study how the planet affects back the gas, creating spiral wakes and a small circumplanetary disk.

Protoplanetary Disk simulation made by Sebastian Perez with FARGO3D (Perez et al., in preparation).
Visualization made in Blender using Voxel Data textures, with the Blender Voxel format (Gárate, 2017).

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Simulation of a protoplanetary disk perturbed by a Jupiter mass planet.

Matias garate video abstract image