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Galaxy- Stellar Simulation

http://kornelix.squarespace.com/galaxy/
Galaxy is a computer program which simulates the motion of stars under the influence of gravity. Create a field of random stars to begin with, then watch the stars move as they are accelerated by their mutual gravitational attractions. You can vary the number of stars and the strength of gravity. Watch how the attractive forces accelerate individual stars and send them careening in new directions. Watch how large groups of stars develop into interesting patterns over time, such as clusters and spiral arms.

Documentation

compiz warning: If you are using compiz prior to version 0.7.8, disable all special effects before running galaxy, otherwise your desktop may freeze, forcing a reboot. Compiz 0.7.8 (included in Ubuntu 8.10) no longer has the problem.


Download

Download version 1.8 (stable)
released on 23 June 2009

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Licensing

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GPLv3Kelly Hopkins16 October 2009



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Kornelix Maintainer


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Developer Download http://kornelix.squarespace.com/downloads/


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 October 2009.



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