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High-resolution Environmental Simulations of The Immediate Area
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Stars, gas and dark matter
Gas and the Local Group's circumgalactic medium
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The Local Group
Spiral Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies
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About The Team

The HESTIA suite of simulations is a collaboration of collaborations: from the CosmicFlows team which compiles galaxy distances, to the CLUES collaboration which generates constrained initial conditions, to the AURIGA model of galaxy formation that employs the AREPO hydrosolver.

Hestia, the greek goddess of the home, holding a simulated Milky Way and an observed Andromeda