Thursday, March 5, 2009

See inside the stars

Ever wondered how astronomers know what stars are made of?

Sarunas Mikolaitis presents new software from BalticGridII and the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University. The software helps scientists to analyse the chemical composition of stars by allowing them to investigate and model synthetic "spectra".

Called SYNTSPEC, the application uses grid computing to power its massive computing needs.

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