Convection and Internal Gravity Waves in a Main-Sequence Star
mediaposted on 2019-07-31, 08:43 authored by Philipp EdelmannPhilipp Edelmann, Rogers, Tamara M., Ratnasingam, R. P., Dominic BowmanDominic Bowman, Pedersen, May Gade
This shows a three-dimensional hydrodynamics simulation of a main-sequence star of three solar masses. The star has a convection zone at its core and a radiative envelope. Internal gravity waves are being excited at the interface between these two zones and propagate outward. The colour scale represents the temperature deviations from the horizontal mean.