Argonne supercomputer shows mechanisms behind supernovas
This Argonne supercomputer visualisation shows the mechanism behind the violent death of a short-lived, massive star.
The image shows energy values in the core of the supernova.
Different colours and transparencies are assigned to different values of entropy.
By selectively adjusting the colour and transparency, the scientists can peel away the outer layers and see what is happening in the interior of the star.