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galactic wind

Galactic winds (or "outflows") are made up of gas driven out of galaxies by energy released from star formation related activity (supernovae), or by accretion of matter onto a supermassive black hole. During a starburst-driven wind, supernova bubbles within the galactic disk overlap and begin to collectively drive motion which propagates from scales of just a few parsecs, out to tens of kiloparsecs away. This volume rendering highlights the density structure of an idealized galactic wind simulation.

Methods: CHOLLA code; NVIDIA IndeX renderer