Formation and evolution of the star cluster population in a galaxy merger
This movie accompanies MNRAS-accepted paper Formation versus destruction: the evolution of the star cluster population in galaxy mergers by Kruijssen, Pelupessy, Lamers, Portegies Zwart, Bastian and Icke (see the preprint at astro-ph).
The movie shows the formation and evolution of the star cluster population in one of our galaxy merger simulations (ID 1m11, see the table in the paper). The surface density of the gas is displayed in greyscale, while the dots indicate particles that contain star clusters. Their colours reflect the ages of the clusters as indicated by the legend, and each of their sizes reflects the mass of the most massive cluster within that particle.
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