Virtual Star Destroyed

Exploding Star
The task of blowing up a virtual star has not been easy. It has taken years for developers to create the code to do this. Finally it has been done and a 3D simulation has been made which shows the step by step process in quite a bit of detail.

The movie unveiled a complex, yet orderly, series of events that concluded with a bang. Split seconds before the stellar finality, a virtual flame bubble spanning about 10 miles in diameter formed near the center of the white dwarf. Immediately the giant bubble jetted the roughly 1,200 miles to the star’s surface. One second later, at the opposite end of the star, this flame crashed into itself and triggered the detonation.

Check out the videos over on Space to see how a star would explode.

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