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Galactic Winds Demystified
1 year ago

Galactic Winds Demystified

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Science

Using the Titan supercomputer at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a team of astrophysicists created a set of galactic wind simulations of the highest resolution ever …
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Modeling the Origin Story of the Elements
2 years ago

Modeling the Origin Story of the Elements

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Written by: Sean M. Simoneau, simoneausm@ornl.gov, 865.241.0709

More than 1800 years ago, Chinese astronomers puzzled over the sudden appearance of a bright “guest star” in the sky, unaware that they …
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OLCF 25: Revealing Supernova Secrets
3 years ago

OLCF 25: Revealing Supernova Secrets

By  •  3 years ago  •  OLCF History

In 2017, the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility celebrated 25 years of leadership in high-performance computing. This article is part of a series summarizing a dozen significant contributions to science …
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Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios
5 years ago

Titan Helps Researchers Explore Explosive Star Scenarios

By  •  5 years ago  •  Science

Using Titan, researchers at Stony Brook University completed a three-dimensional, high-resolution investigation of the thermonuclear burning a double-detonation white dwarf undergoes before explosion.
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‘Engine of Explosion’ Discovered at OLCF now Observed in Nearby Supernova Remnant

By  •  6 years ago  •  Science

Now, more than a decade later, researchers mapping radiation signatures from the Cassiopeia A supernova with NASA’s NuSTAR high-energy x-ray telescope array have published observational evidence that supports the SASI model.
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