Researchers Simulate the Formation of Massive Stars from Turbulent Molecular Clouds November 19, 2013 Using the Pleiades supercomputer at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility, researchers perform large-scale supercomputing simulati...
The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting between the sun & Neptune is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics. Until now, astronomers were not certain whether centaurs are asteroids flung out from the inner solar system or comets traveling in toward the sun from afar. Because of their dual nature, they take their name from the creature in Greek mythology whose head & torso are human & legs & body are those of a horse. NASA's WISE finds most centaurs are comets.