This is a 3D high resolution (10243) hydrodynamics simulation of a type-II supernova explosion

using the code AREPO. The outer boundary seen is the forward shock which results

from the supernova explosion and which is expanding into a uniform interstellar medium. A

number of instabilities develop at the supernova shock front creating the structure seen in this

image. The left/right side of the image shows the projection of gas temperature/density. The

shock compresses and heats the gas it encounters to high densities and temperatures. We are

post-processing these simulations to investigate how dust is destroyed by the forward shock as

well as see how dust may be able to form in the ejecta of the supernova. The simulations were

performed on the DIRAC Data Intensive Service (Cambridge) as part of the dp130 project.

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