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**SC2002 EDITION**
November 18, 2002

Note About Images

Photo 1

a sample 2MASS mosaic produced for the NPACI demo

This mosaic -- 1-degree square centered at galactic coordinates (353.43, .83) - shows a small part of the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. Nearly all the visible stars lie in the flattened galactic disk. The fuzzy blobs are nebulae excited by hot, young stars in the spiral arms of the galaxy. The "empty" regions are in fact huge clouds of dust that obscure the stars behind them. The mosaic was visualized from 184 2MASS image "tiles" with a prototype version of the Montage software on 184 processors of NPACI's Blue Horizon. Montage will be fully deployed on the NSF-supported TeraGrid, with the goal of delivering science-grade images on demand according to the user's specifications.
Credit: These mosaic images are derived from data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by NASA and NSF. The images are intended for visualization only; they are not science products and are not endorsed by the 2MASS project. The mosaic images were derived with a prototype version of Montage, supported by the NASA Earth Sciences Technology Office Computing Technologies program, under Cooperative Agreement Notice NCC 5-626. Images are visualized with the On-Line Archive Science Information Services (OASIS) at the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). OASIS was funded by the Science Applications of Information Technology program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in partnership with IRSA. NPACI is supported by NSF.

Photo 2

photo of shake table

Photo of three shake tables at University of Nevada, Reno, used to demonstrate the capabilities of the NEESgrid infrastructure at the NSF NEES awardees meeting, Nov. 14, 2002.
Photo Credit: David Gehrig, NCSA

Photo 3

a TeraScope visualization of remote Earth science data

A TeraScope visualization of remote Earth science data using a data web from Project DataSpace.
Credit: The Laboratory for Advanced Computing and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Photo 4

graphic from model of aircraft hitting a grid of posts

Graphic from model of aircraft hitting a grid of posts
Credit: Purdue University School of Civil Engineering, Departments of Computer Science and Computer Graphics, and Information Technology at Purdue

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