Georgia Tech / Musci
The lab machine that generates the miniature supernova remnants stands about six feet tall. At the bottom, a small detonation of an explosive sends the blast wave upward. It passes through the window in the center, where it jams layers of gas together to create turbulence. A high-speed camera captures the creation of the formations. Here, the machine is seen in place with all ancillary equipment. First author Ben Musci examines the machine's chamber.