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Message 18459 - Posted: 30 Oct 2007, 2:15:39 UTC

The screen saver is really cool.

So do the points of light actually show how the particles stay bunched up in the beam?
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Message 18461 - Posted: 30 Oct 2007, 4:02:45 UTC - in response to Message 18459.  

The screen saver is really cool.

So do the points of light actually show how the particles stay bunched up in the beam?

From what I've seen in other posts, not really. It's just 'a bunch of pretty lights.'
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Message 18464 - Posted: 30 Oct 2007, 7:08:39 UTC

Yes, that is correct. It is just simulating some particles interacting with each other in zero gravity. There was some talk a long time ago about making the screensaver display the actual calculations but I think that fell by the wayside. But at least it is pretty!
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