Monday, October 22, 2012

13 Billion Years of Galaxy History, in 2 Minutes

NASA has created a simulation of how a spiral (disc shaped)  galaxy such as the Milky Way forms, over 13.5 billion years. It's two minutes for your inner geek. 

The simulation ran on the Pleiades supercomputer at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and required about one million CPU hours.

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