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NSF TeraGrid Helps Hayden Planetarium Create Advanced Planetarium Show
August 19, 2009
High-performance computing systems, visualization resources and software tools provided by NSF's TeraGrid helped make the Hayden Planetarium's new space show the most scientifically accurate and advanced planetarium show ever produced, according to many reviewers. The 25-minute space show projects visualizations of the universe onto the 87-foot, seven-million-pixel planetarium dome.
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