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Neutron Collision: Caption and Credits

3D head-on collision of two Neutron Stars.

Charles Evans, now at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, used a Cray X-MP supercomputer at NCSA in 1986 to simulate this cosmic collision.

The colored streaks represent the trajectories of selected particles of stellar material.

Researchers: Charles Evans, ex-California Institute of Technology

Visualization & post-production: Nancy St. John, Robert Haber, Craig Upson, Carl Hoyer, Ray Idaszak, Colleen Bushell, NCSA

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