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Earth Climate Models Bring Exoplanet To Life – NASA Goddard

Earth Climate Models Bring Exoplanet To Life – NASA Goddard

Published on Jan 24, 2020In a generic brick building on the northwestern edge of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center campus in Greenbelt, Maryland, thousands of computers packed in racks the size of vending machines hum in a deafening chorus of data crunching. Day and night, they spit out five quadrillion calculations per second. Known collectively as the Discover supercomputer, these machines are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate.But now, they’re also sussing out something much farther away: whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system — or exoplanets — discovered in the past two decades could have the ingredients necessary to support life.Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/…Music: “Machine Learning” by Jon Cotton and Ben Niblett; “No Wave” by Julien Vignon; “The Missing Star” by Matthew Charles Gilbert Davidson; all from Universal Production MusicCredit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight CenterLK Ward (USRA): Lead ProducerClaire Andreoli (NASA/GSFC): Lead Public Affairs OfficerLonnie Shekhtman (ADNET): Lead WriterAlex Kekesi (GST): Lead VisualizerAnthony DelGenio (NASA/GSFC GISS): Lead ScientistAvi Mandell (NASA/GSFC): Lead ScientistMichael J. Way (NASA/GSFC GISS): ScientistChris Smith (USRA): AnimatorAaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical SupportThis video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13518If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/NASAGoddardFollow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center· Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard· Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard· Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddardPix· Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASAGoddard· Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc

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