Hover over a thumbnail for a description of each Firefly instance and click the title to try it out yourself!
In this example from the FIRE galaxy formation simulations we use the 2D histogram rendering mode to emphasize the surface density contrast of points making the spiral structure of the disk.
In this example from the FIRE galaxy formation simulations we use velocity vectors and color by temperature to emphasize hot outflows from the center of the galaxy. This is our default dataset that we recommend trying first as it is the most stable!
In this example, we use data from the Gaia space telescope collaboration to visualize the real-life positions and velocities of stars in the Milky Way.
In this example, we demonstrate how to select between multiple datasets at different times. The data here shows the formation and growth of a galactic disk from an initial chaotic system.
In this example using data from the Sloan telescope collaboration we visualize the real-life positions of galaxies colored by their classifications according to the citizen science project Galaxy Zoo.
Alex Gurvich & Aaron Geller
In this example, we showcase the powerful octree rendering engine which progressively loads as the camera moves. To our knowledge, this is the only interactive visualization of the full 1.5 billion point dataset from the Gaia telescope DR3 data release.
In this example using an older version of Firefly, time series are visualized by including data from all the output times from the simulation. Data is classified and colored by where it will end up in the future.
In this example using an older version of Firefly, time series are visualized by including data from all the output times from the simulation. Data is classified and colored by where it came from in the past.