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Kelvin Helmholtz Instability

The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is a fluid dynamics phenomena that occurs in where sections of a single fluid undergo a velocity shear, or across the interface of two immsicible fluids. The instability can be found in the ocean, clouds, or even interstellar dust clouds.

For this simulation, two immsicible fluids were sheared past each other, causing the instability to develop. The images are colored by the density. This simulation was performed with the magneto-hydrodynamic code Athena++ and post-processed with Visit.

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