This is a snapshot from a three dimensional simulation of about 5,700 Solar masses of gas in a 10 pc periodic box. The gas began with fully developed turbulence at Mach 8; this is after 1.27 Myr of self-gravitating evolution. Click around the image to explore the line-of-sight velocity structure.

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total column density (log scale)

103 < n cm-3 < 104.5 (linear scale; approximates C18O)

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104.5 < n cm-3 (approximates N2H+) sink particles

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