Celestial mechanics
Particles of celestial bodies.

Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the motions of objects in outer space. This field applies the principles of physics to astronomical objects, such as stars and planets. Barring the presence of outside forces (e.g. the force of a rocket), celestial motion is governed by the gravitational acceleration of mass. Inspired by this branch of science, we explored particle movement using a dynamic of attraction, repulsion, and torsion. The dynamics were calculated using a compute shader, which allowed us to sustain 2.5 million particles in real time (60 frames per second). The 3D simulation is drawn in high dynamic range.