Galactic Bridges and Tails
by Alar and Juri Toomre

These computer simulations were rescanned in 2007 from the 16mm masters of the best of several film sequences prepared by brothers Alar and Juri Toomre in 1971 - 1973. 
The films illustrate the main points of their 1972 paper Galactic Bridges and Tails in The Astrophysical Journal. (Ap.J. 178, 623)

2007 Film restoration and encoding by Michael Lauter of LauterZEIT

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Before/after restoration sample clip and full-length film.
Total Running Time (TRT): 7 mins 12 sec   Framerate: 24 fps   Average bandwidth: 200 kbits/sec
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© 1971-1973, 2007 Alar & Juri Toomre