Simulations of Merging White Dwarfs

A volume rendering of the density after the merger of a 0.6 and 0.9 solar mass white dwarf. This image is from a calculation that was performed on ORNL's Titan supercomputer. The infrastructure for modeling white dwarf mergers with Castro is provided in the wdmerger git repo.

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