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Turbulence in the heavens

The largest ever simulation of astrophysical turbulence substantially improves our understanding of how energy injection on large interstellar scales governs how stars form on small scales.

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Fig. 1: Star formation in the turbulent interstellar medium.

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McKee, C.F., Stone, J.M. Turbulence in the heavens. Nat Astron 5, 342–343 (2021).

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