LL Pegasi by 50,000 Particles is a WebGL demo created by ZendenMushi. Just as it’s name suggests, this demo is a multi-particle representation of the LL Pegasi – a binary system discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope. Comprised of two stars, one star creating a planetary nebula of blurry spiral projections formed by a process of expanding glowing iodized gas, ejecting as the star dies, the second star orbits along with the dying star, modulating the emitted gas – with the distance between each “ring” of the spiral representing the 800 years taken for one orbit.
In this demo, we get a simplified semi-impressionistic depiction of that scientific phenomenon via an interactive particle representation. Click the screen and drag the mouse to play with the expanding gas particles of a dying star.