View Full Version : Sun's Corona Simulated

2006-Jun-26, 08:28 PM
A new simulation by NASA and the National Science Foundation accurately predicted what the Sun's corona should look like during a recent solar eclipse. The corona is a turbulent region around the Sun which is shaped by twisting magnetic fields. Billions of tonnes of plasma are ejected into space as these fields suddenly snap to new configurations. The simulation too 4 days to complete on a supercomputer with 700 processors.

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