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Spoiler alert: Computer simulations provide preview of next week's eclipse

August 17, 2017

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Researchers from Predictive Science Inc. used NASA and National Science Foundation-supported supercomputers to run highly-detailed forecasts of the sun's corona--the aura of plasma that surrounds the sun--at the moment of the eclipse. The team combined data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, magnetic field maps, solar rotation rates and cutting-edge mathematical models to predict the state of the sun's surface. The simulations are the largest produced by the group.Full Story

University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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