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Interstellar mystery solved by supercomputer simulations


December 10, 2014

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An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made. Theoretical astrophysicist Philip Hopkins of the California Institute of Technology led research that found that stellar activity--like supernova explosions or even just starlight--plays a big part in the formation of other stars and the growth of galaxies.Full Story

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University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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