Favorite science visualizations

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Here's a simulation of the Big One, a 7.8 earthquake on Southern California. It starts south of Palm Springs and ends obliterating Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. 12 terabytes of simulation data was used in this.

This is a Type Ia supernova, which in theory is a exploding white dwarf star in a binary system. Nice fireworks.

This video shows the seasonal carbon dioxide cycle, base on data collected by NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5.