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NASA Computer Model Shows A Disk Galaxy's Life History

Posted on the 23 October 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
This cosmological simulation follows the development of a single disk galaxy over about 13.5 billion years, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present time. The simulation ran on the Pleiades supercomputer at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and required about 1 million CPU hours.

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