NASA / AMES (IRINA KITIASHVILI, STANFORD UNIVERSITY; TIM SANDSTROM) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NASA / AMES (IRINA KITIASHVILI, STANFORD UNIVERSITY; TIM SANDSTROM) / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Solar magnetism simulation. Supercomputer simulation of magnetic structures formed by a turbulent dynamo on the Sun. In the Sun, highly turbulent hot plasma flows stretch, twist, and fold magnetic field lines, resulting in magnetoconvection. Here, magnetic field lines form a 'carpet' of magnetic loops at a temperature of 6400 degrees Kelvin. This simulation is one of several Large-Eddy Simulations produced with the parallel 3D radiative magnetohydrodynamic code SolarBox, using NASA's Pleiades supercomputer. The simulation was featured at the SC13 supercomputing conference in November 2013.
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