On October 20, 2011 sciencedaily web site announced that:
Scientists at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech (UPC) have for the first time simulated critical phenomena.
Novae are cataclysmic stellar phenomena. This new study solving an enigma that has puzzled stellar astrophysicists for over half a century.
This simulations is maked with the MareNostrum supercomputer after 150,000 hours of calculation.
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