Birth Of A Planet

Over the past few decades, the hunt for extrasolar planets - planets outside our own solar system - has yielded incredible discoveries. And now planetary researchers have a new tool: simulated models of how planets are born. Sally Dodson-Robinson of The University of Texas at Austin utilizes advanced simulations to further research into this field. Discoveries like this are a result of the complexity of the models and simulations, which cover a timescale of millions of years. The considerable computation involved was facilitated by the Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

Provided by the Texas Advanced Computing Center

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