computer modeling

A Supercomputer Climate Model is so Accurate it Predicted the Weather Patterns Seen in the Famous 1972 “Blue Marble” Image of Earth

The "Blue Marble" was one of the most iconic pictures of the Apollo era. Taken by the astronauts of Apollo…

2 months ago

A Fast-Moving Star is Colliding With Interstellar gas, Creating a Spectacular bow Shock

A star speeding through gas and dust has much to teach us about interstellar dynamics.

7 months ago

Researchers Simulate the Formation of the Oort Cloud

There is a cloud of debris surrounding our solar system. It's known as the Oort cloud, and it is the…

2 years ago

You Thought Black Hole Event Horizons Looked Strange. Check out Binary Black Hole Event Horizons

Binary black holes lens light so strongly it's difficult to simulate how they would appear. A new simulation shows us…

2 years ago

Black Holes Gain new Powers When They Spin Fast Enough

Fast spinning black holes could have features different from those predicted by general relativity.

2 years ago

Neutrinos Have Played a Huge Role in the Evolution of the Universe

Neutrinos are a form of dark matter, and they play a role in the evolution of the universe.

2 years ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What Dark Matter Would Look Like If We Could See It

A detailed simulation of dark matter finds that dark matter haloes form in a wide range of sizes.

2 years ago

Supercomputer Simulation Shows a Supernova 300 Days After it Explodes

The answers to many questions in astronomy are hidden behind the veil of deep time. One of those questions is…

3 years ago

Supermassive Black Holes Grew by Consuming Gas and Entire Stars

Where do they come from, those beguiling singularities that flummox astrophysicists—and the rest of us. Sure, we understand the processes…

3 years ago

Student Aids In Tracking Down Near Earth Asteroids

[/caption] It's one of the scariest scenarios that could face Earth. Can you imagine an asteroid impact? Even if it…

11 years ago