SPOILER ALERT: Computer Simulations Provide Preview of Upcoming Eclipse

A research team from Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) used the Stampede2supercomputer at The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to forecast the corona of the sun during the upcoming eclipse. The findings shed light on what the eclipse of the sun might look like Aug. 21 when it will be visible across much of the U.S., tracing a 70-mile-wide band across 14 states.Beyond their rarity, solar eclipses help astronomers better understand the sun’s structure, inner workings and the space weather it generates. 

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