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Researchers Use Blue Waters to Simulate and Understand the Properties of Supernovae
April 25, 2012
Chris Malone and Andy Nonaka explain how their University of California, Santa Cruz/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team is using the Blue Waters Early Science System to study how carbon and oxygen burn to iron during the initial stages of thermonuclear runaway as a white dwarf goes supernova.
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