April 15, 2005

galactic ultraviolence

an astronomer named john dubinski has been making n-body simulations of galaxy collisions. particularly of interest is movie #1, the impending milky way/andromeda impact (set your vcrs for 3 billion years from now, it should be quite a show). it is probably best enjoyed by simultaneously playing the 2001 theme. of course, the third movie about cluster formation has its own music...its own inappropriately creepy music.