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Illustration of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
04.15.19 - NASA’s TESS Discovers its First Earth-size Planet
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size world 53 light-years away in the southern constellation Reticulum. Helping enable the advance was the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility's Pleiades supercomputer, which processes 10 billion pixels of TESS data every 3 to 5 days.
Visualization of a general-relativistic collisionless plasma simulation showing the density of positrons near the event horizon of a rotating black hole
01.24.19 - How to Escape a Black Hole: Simulations Provide New Clues to What’s Driving Powerful Plasma Jets
New simulations led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley researchers combine decades-old theories to provide new insight about the driving mechanisms in plasma jets that allow them to steal energy from black holes’ powerful gravitational fields and propel it far from their gaping mouths. The simulations ran at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division.
Visualization of solar flare model
01.14.19 - Solar Flares: From Emergence to Eruption
A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare. The model ran on supercomputers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division.

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