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Nov 11, 2014 05:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
These days it can be hard to differentiate between computer generated imagery (CGI) and real life, particularly in a space setting. But this stunning video is real. Continue reading →
Jun 9, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto is often considered to be a 'binary planet' with its largest moon Charon and now it seems that both share more than a common orbit -- they may share a thin atmosphere. Continue reading →
May 13, 2014 02:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What happens when two neutron stars collide? Using a sophisticated computer simulation, NASA scientists have visualized this violent scenario in awesome degenerate-matter-crushing detail. Continue reading →
May 12, 2014 12:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When two galaxies collide, the mingling interstellar gases are violently turbulent. Turbulence should switch off any star formation, but galactic mergers are known to be fertile grounds for stellar birthing -- what's going on? Continue reading →
May 7, 2014 08:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After 3 months of number-crunching, 8,000 computer processors working in parallel have recreated the evolution of our Universe in unprecedented detail. Continue reading →
Mar 24, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you happened to be falling into a black hole, the last thing on your mind will likely be how pretty the view is. Continue reading →
Mar 19, 2014 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A sophisticated computer simulation has been created in an effort to understand the 3-dimensional complexities inside a supernova. Continue reading →
Dec 13, 2013 12:20 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
A new mathematical simulation visually reproduces how the Chelyabinsk meteor carved a two-tongued tail in the sky. Continue reading →
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