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Heavy metal in the early cosmos
February 5, 2014
Using the Stampede, Lonestar and Ranger supercomputers, University of Texas researchers simulated the formation of the universe from the big bang through the first few hundred million years of its existence. The researchers found that more realistic models of supernova blasts help explain the range of metalicity found in different galaxies. The results of the simulations will assist in guiding the James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in 2018.
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center
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