This project attempts to create an accurate numerical simulation of the eastern limb of the HH 901 jet in the Mystic Mountain formation located in the Carina Nebula. Using a 3rd order accurate WENO numerical scheme in space, and a 3rd order accurate RK method in time, the temperature, density, radiative cooling, length, and average jet velocity of this astrophysical phenomenon were simulated based on observations made by Hubble Space Telescope and the work of Reiter and Smith (2013) and (2014). The results of this simulation are displayed in three figures, one each for temperature, radiative cooling, and density, which show a jet displaying morphology consistent with that of the HH 901 eastern limb without adjustment for stellar wind. Also discussed are the effects of different jet speeds, initial conditions, and pulse parameters on the shape and behavior of the simulated jets, as well as continuing work to be done on the simulation to enhance its accuracy and usefulness.
- Numerical Simulation of the Carina Nebula Astrophysical Jets
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