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Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Blue Igloo at the Udvar-Hazy Center?

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If you’ve been to the Udvar-Hazy Center lately, perhaps you’ve seen what looks like a giant blue igloo and wondered what it could be. Believe it or not, it’s a planetarium. This portable, inflatable planetarium is the latest tool in the arsenal of the Museum’s Education Division, and will help students understand astronomical concepts and   …Continue Reading

The Mystery of the Massively Parallel Processor

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Several months ago, according to statistics that measure the public’s access to the museum’s collections via our web site, the one artifact on exhibit at the Udvar-Hazy Center that our online users visited the most was….the Massively Parallel Processor. The what? The Massively Parallel Processor, or MPP, is a pair of large blue boxes crammed   …Continue Reading