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Jake Simon

 Assistant Professor

 Iowa State University

2D Streaming Instability 


Evolution of the streaming instability in a 2D local shearing box (x direction is radial, y direction is vertical) at a resolution of 1024x1024. The movie shows particle density. Because it leads to the clumping of particles, this instability is important in the early stages of planet formation.