Ep. 468: Simulations for Science and Fun

Astronomers depend on simulations to study the Universe. From relatively straightforward orbital simulations to vast simulations that try to recreate the large scale structure of the Universe from the Big Bang. Today we’re going to talk about some of those simulations, as well as tools you can use simulate the Universe.

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Show Notes

Illustris simulation
Computer simulations of universe
Projects from MIT – Large-scale Galaxy Formation, Dwarf Galaxy Formation, Large-scale Magnetic Fields, Dark Matter Detection and more
Universe Sandbox
Celestia
Stellarium
Kerbal Space Program for orbital physics and propulsion
Weather simulation games
Extreme Weather Simulator
The Yarkovsky effect
WorldWide Telescope
NASA Eyes
Space Engine
Transit Finder

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