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This animation was produced by Leo Werneck at the University of West Virginia using IllinoisGRMHD. The movie displays results from an equal-mass (~1.4 solar masses), magnetized binary neutron star system with initial separation of 50km. The code uses the LS220 tabulated equation of state of O’Connor & Ott (freely available at stellarcollapse.org). The left panel shows the base-10 logarithm of the baryonic density, while the right panel shows the temperature on our numerical grids. We model the inspiral, merger and black hole formation, evolving the remnant black hole for an additional 14ms (~1000M).