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Supercomputer Helps Planck Mission Expose Ancient Light

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Cray XE6 (Hopper) supercomputer

The bulk of the Planck computations were performed on the Cray XE6 supercomputer, named for computer scientist Grace Hopper, at the Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, B

Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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