flash animation

Milky Way Rotational Velocity

A plot of the rotational velocity of stars at varying distances from the center of the milky way. A draggable cursor allows determining the contained mass implied by the curve.

Usage Instructions

Running this animation on your computer...

  1. right-click to download milkywayrotationalvelocity.swf and milkywayrotationalvelocity.html to the same directory
  2. open the html file in a browser to run the animation

Linking to this animation...

  1. copy and paste the code below into your webpage or blog:
    Text Link HTML:
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    Image Link HTML:

Putting this animation on your website...

  1. upload milkywayrotationalvelocity.swf to the same directory as your webpage
  2. copy and paste the following code into your webpage:
    Embed HTML: